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

  

A women preparing the food in the fading light of the evening, sitting behind a herd of cattle in the outskirts of the village was a common scene once upon a time. The male members with a red turban on their head gathered in a cheerful meeting upto late night. They were the Vanzaras living a nomadic life like gypsies.
        The Vanzaras never stayed at one place for more days or even hours. They moved from one place to another with their cattle and scarce household means. When there were bare means of transport like the modern day railway and trucks, Vanzaras were the transporters. They used to rear bulls for this purpose. They were very happy and prosperous at one time. Some of the Vanzaras were even money-lenders.
        The Vanzaras moved from one place to another in a large number. Their dwellings looked like a big camp. Some Vanzaras builts inns, wells and step-wells too. The traditional occupation of the Vanzaras has lost its vitality with the advent of machine age. The Vanzaras now-a-days undertake the contracts of providing sand and soil at the sight where any construction work is in progress.
        They use donkeys for this purpose. They are originally from Marwad and have preserved that culture. Phoolaji, Adaji etc. Are commonly found names for males and Sona, Teji etc. in females.
        The Vanzaras are dark whitish in complexion. They are well built and strong. Their attire is similar to the Marwads. They keep big whiskers and moustaches. They were a dhoti in Marwadi style, tight shirt, coaty and a Marwadi turban. The women-folk are charming and beautiful. They wear large petticoat and kapadi. The string for tying the petticoat is knitted with artificial pearls. Young girls prepare such strings. She is given some two dozen knitted string after her marriage. Such strings are a symbol of Vanzaras prosperity.