Banjara [NEW]

The Banjara (also called Nayak/Naik, Lamans, Lambadi, Binjara, Lambani, and Gor) are a nomadic people with origins in ancient Rajasthan. They have spread gradually into the present-day states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Bengal and Gujarat, as well as other regions in the greater Indian subcontinent. By some accounts, the Banjara language has, or had, its own script; by other accounts, it did, or does, not.

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