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The Jogi (also spelled Jugi,[1] Yogi[2] ) are a Hindu community, found in North India and Sindh, with smaller number of ancient north migrants in the southern Indian states Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They are known as Nath, Jogi Nath, Jugi Nath, Nath Jogi, and Rawal.[2][3][4][5][6]

Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over the time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently was formed into a caste.

A small group of Jogis in Mangalore are still keeping alive, the hope of a unified and powerful caste, by running a Jogi Sangha and conducting periodic meetings. But the small size of the caste and rapidly changing social norms are defeating such attempts. Eventually the caste may disappear into the potpourri of Indian and Global culture.[7]

LanguageEdit

Jogi, or at least the Jogi of Pakistan, is generally considered a dialect of Marwari,[8] but may be distinct enough to count as a separate language.[9]

ClassificationEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Bihar" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Central list of OBCs for the state of Assam" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 642 to 646
  4. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Chhattisgarh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Maharashtra" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Punjab" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  7. ^ Ascetic Warriors of India
  8. ^ Marwari at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  9. ^ ISO 639-3 Registration Authority Request for New Language Code Element in ISO 639-3. www-01.sil.org. 2014-1-1. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  10. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Assam" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Bihar" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Chandigarh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  14. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Chhattisgarh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  15. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Daman and Diu" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  16. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of N.C.T. Of Delhi" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Goa" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  18. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Haryana" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Jharkhand" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  20. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Karnataka" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  21. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Kerala" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  22. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Maharashtra" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  24. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Orissa" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  25. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Punjab" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  26. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Rajasthan" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  27. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Sikkim" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  28. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Tamilnadu" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  29. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Tripura" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  30. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Uttar Pradesh" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  31. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of Uttaranchal" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  32. ^ "Central list of OBCs for the state of West Bengal" (PDF). National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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