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 stages of development seen among the Charan community are not evident among the Rabaris. The whole community of Rabaris is usually engaged in the occupation of cattle rearing and animal husbandry. The Rabaris of Gir live a nomadic life like the maldhari Charan and they live in ‘Nes’. Those living in villages live a normal life of villagers.
        The Rabaris are mainly divided into two classes-the Rabaris of Saurashtra and the Rabaris of Gujarat. The third section of Rabaris is known Padhiyar Rabaris. They near goat and sheep and continue to move from one place to another. Padhiyar Rabaris are mainly concentrated in and around Kutch area. Rabaris are tall, well built and strong. Bijal, Ram, Deva and such other names are frequently found among them. Kali, Rudi, Jethi, and the like are the names found in the Rabari women.
        Most of the Rabaris wear breeches, long cloth on the waist and a turban with many turns and twists. A triangular piece of cloth of half a meter called ‘Melkhayu’ is generally put underneath the turban. The Rabaris of Saurashtra do not use ‘melkhayu’ and their turban is bigger or the shirt of the Rabaris of Gujarat. Kediyu or the shirt of the Rabaris of Gujarat is simple, whereas the Rabaris of Saurashtra were the Kediyu, which is bigger in size and with more strings. The sleeves are biggest and longer to the size of the hand and the arm. The breeches are also long.
        The Rabaris males wear big-ear rings and golden flowers. The wrist and the ankles are also not bare. The women wear Jimi, Soft and thin blanket and simple cloth. They are fond of silver ornaments. The Rabaris women are famous for their skill in embroidery. They use small round pieces of glass-mirror in their embroidery.
        The Rabaris are very much fond of festival. They celebrate almost every occasion with Raas. They are equally good at singing of bhajans. The percentage of literacy is very low among them. Janmashtami is their main festival and they celebrate it with all pomp and glory.