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

  

Those who originally hail from patan are known as Patanvadia. The community is also called Baraiya and Dharala. The people of this community mainly reside in the areas of the north Gujarat and near the banks of rivers Rava and Mahi. All the three have minor different in their cultural approach, family-life and nature. Patanvadia are strong at will and robust in built. The authentic books of legends say that the Patanvadia could pierce the head of a man into the body only with a strong blow of his fist.
        The researchers believe that Patanvadia community has originated from Koli community. This origin may be anywhere, but the people of this community manifest many a characteristic of Rajputs. However, they always introduce themselves as Rajputs.
        Most of the communities have undergone changes in respect to their occupations and life style with the passage of time. Patnavadias have also witnessed many turns in their life-style, nature and occupation due to the dissolution of power, changes in the format of weapons and continuous struggle for the existence. For some time, the Patanvadia community was also linked with criminal acts like theft and robbery. The Patanvadia were basically warriors. They had to confront with different rulers frequently. That led them to robbery and addictions. The strength kept weapons with them, but the law snatched away that also.
        The Tribals of Sabarkantha differ from the other tribal communities in many ways. Their origin might be either in Rajasthan or in Rajput community. They are whitish to black in complexion, with charming faces, sharp nose and glittering eyes.
        Most of these tribals live in the mountains of the Arvalli. The area is very frightening. They do not live in large number. Most tribals erect four or five hunts on top of a hill. Their hut is called ‘Kholaku’. They do not keep more households properties. They preserve the clothes in a pot, bury the money and stitch the currency notes inside a bed.
        The tribals of these areas are very much fond of different colours in their dresses. Previously they used very few clothes. Now the males wear a dark blue shirt, a dhoti and a turban like cloth on the head, which is normally red in colour. A belt, sword, a knife and a bow-arrow are their weapons.
        The women put on petticoat; a blouse and a short saree called the odhanu. The largeness of the petticoat is the symbol of prosperity. They love all sorts of ornaments.