Anavils
Ahir (Ayar)
Bhil
Charan
Dubala
Jain
Kangashiya
Kapols
Kathi
Khoja
Kharwa-Khalsi
Koli
Lohanas
Mussalmans
Mer
Miyana
Nat-Bajaniya
Naagar
Padhar
Parsis
Patanvadia
Patidars (Patel)
Rajputs
Rabaris
Sindhis
Sidi
Targala - Bhavaya
Vanzara
Vadi
Vaghari
Vankar
Vohras

  

The Kathi are a brave community, known for rearing she-horses. They would ride the horse for miles together, loot the people and villages and never turned a face even if the death confronted them.
            The Kathis are generous, gentle, religious and firm in nature besides being brave and bold. The Kathi women also do not lag behind in all these qualities. The Kathi male are non-vegetarians, whereas Kathi women are strictly vegetarian. The kitchens for male and female members of the community are distinctly separate.
            The decoits turned saints like Jogidas khuman, Vir Ramvalo and Jetsoor Khachar of Karthi community have become legends in the folk history.
            It is believed that kathis strictly followed some of the principles like never to harass a woman or a saint, not to kill a cow and protect the one who submits himself. Kathiawad, the other name for Saurathtra is named after the bravery of Kathis. Plenty of legends and folk tales about Kathis are being heard in Saurashtra.
            The Kathi community has many branches. Vala, Khuman and Khachar are among the main branches of ruling class Kathis.
            A robust built Kathi riding on a horse with a long pierce or a sword in his hand reminds us of our brave ancestors. His attire is similer to that of a Rajput. A tight shirt, Bhet in the Waist, a loose turban on the head, breeches and long shoes would draw a picture of a warrior.
            Women usually dress-up in a big petticoat, blouse and a thin cloth on the head. They are beautiful and charming. The ornaments have princely designs. Strong but symetrical body. Pointed nose and impressive style differentiate the Kathi women from others.