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Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins (RSB) (also known as Bhalavalikar Gauda Saraswat Brahmins)[1] are a Hindu Brahmin community of India and one of the major sub-group of Konkani Saraswat Brahmins. They belong to the Pancha (five) Gauda Brahmana groups or "Gaudadi Panchakas". Konkani is their mother tongue. They also speak Kannada, Tulu in South Canara of Karnataka, and Marathi in few parts of Goa and Maharashtra.[2][3] They are classified under the Other Backward Class(OBC) list by the Government of Kerala[4] and the Government of Karnataka.[5]

Rajapur Saraswat Brahmans
Regions with significant populations
Primary populations in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra
Related ethnic groups
Saraswat Brahmins

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  1. ^ S. Anees Siraj (2012). Karnataka State: Udupi District. Government of Karnataka, Karnataka Gazetteer Department. p. 189. Among the Rajapur Saraswats, who have migrated from Bhalaavali region of Rathnagiri district, there is one more group Bhalaavallikar
  2. ^ Bernard Comrie; Zarina Estrada Fernández (2012). Relative Clauses in Languages of the Americas: A Typological Overview. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 9789027206831.
  3. ^ P. Thankappan Nair (January 2004). South Indians in Kolkata: history of Kannadigas, Konkanis, Malayalees, Tamilians, Telugus, South Indian dishes, and Tippoo Sultan's heirs in Calcutta. Punthi Pustak. p. 82. ISBN 9788186791509. Retrieved 1 January 2004.
  4. ^ "Central List of OBCs State : Kerala". National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Central List of OBCs State : Karnataka". National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 11 April 2017.