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The Jogi (also spelled Yogi; meaning "sage" or "saint") are a Hindu sect (nath sampraday), found in North India and Sindh, with smaller numbers in the southern Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


Jogi, or at least the Jogi of Pakistan, is generally considered a dialect of Marwari,[1] but may be distinct enough to count as a separate language.[2]


  1. ^ Marwari at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ ISO 639-3 Registration Authority Request for New Language Code Element in ISO 639-3. 2014-1-1. Retrieved 2018-05-01.

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