The ancestors of present day Memons who settled few centuries ago, in various part of the district of Kathiawar are now identified as simply Memons or Kathiawadi Memons, or Halai Memons. Kathiawadi Memons are further divided into sub-group which is generally refer to their ancestral village or town such as Bantva Memons, Dhoraji Memons etc. It is estimated that the number of Memons worldwide over one million The language of Kathiawadi Memons is Memon, sometimes called Memoni. The South African Memon community is largely descended from Memons who emigrated from Kathiawar in the early twentieth century. The following are some common well organized societies or welfare associations called Jamat of the Kathiawadi Memons Community which is generally reference to their ancestral village or town in Kathiawar, Gujarat India
Contributions by Park3r, Sitush, and WALTHAM2.