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 Sidis were originally the habitants of the forests of Africa. The whites caught hold of them and sold them to European countries as slaves.
        There are differences of opinions about when and how the Sidis came to India and who brought them to this country. According to one such theory, the Portuguese might have brought them to India as slaves. There are some references of Sidis in the colonies of Portuguese. Sidis are found near the Gir forests in Saurashtra today.
        Sidis have followed Muslim culture and they practice Islam. They are dark blacks in complexion; their lips are very thick nosing flat and their hair are curly. The Sidis are not particular about their attire. Males put on a shirt, a trouser, a coat etc. Sidi women wear a simple dress of a Gujarati lady. The special feature of a Sidis is their ‘Dhamal dance’. The Sidis perform dhamal choral dance with many musical instruments and noises of ‘how wow’. The forest culture is evident in this dance.