Rajasthanis

Rajasthanis

About Rajasthanis

Rajasthani people are the native inhabitants of Rajasthan ("the land of colours") region of India. They form an ethnic group which is a result of assimilation of Scytho-Dravidian, Aryo-Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, Indo-Scythian, Indo-Greek, Indo-Iranian and Austro-Asiatic ancestries. Although Rajasthanis are of several sub ethnic groups, the whole Rajasthani community is known as marwaris ("people from Marwar region of Rajasthan") throughout the Indian subcontinent. Their language Rajasthani is a part of the western group of Indo-Aryan languages. Well known Rajasthanis include Lakshmi Mittal, Birla Family, etc. The first mention of word Rajasthan comes from the works of George Thomas (Military Memories) and James Tod (Annals). Rajasthan literally means a Land of Kingdoms. However, western Rajasthan with eastern Gujarat were part of "Gurjaratra" or Gurjarabhumi, land of Gurjars.

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