Rajasthan based on the 2001 census features a population of 56.5 million. Rajasthan includes a huge indigenous populace Minas (Minawati) in Alwar, Jaipur, Bharatpur, and Dholpur places. The Meo and the Banjara are travelling tradesmen and artisans.The Gadia Lohar will be the Lohar which means ironsmith who travels on Gadia which means bullock carts; they usually make and fix agricultural and home implements.
The Bhils are one of the oldest peoples in India, inhabit the districts of Bhilwara, Chittaurgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, Udaipur, and Sirohi and therefore are renowned for their talent in archery. The Grasia and nomadic Kathodi live in the Mewar area.
Sahariyas are found inside the Kota district, as well as the Rabaris from the Marwar region are cattle breeders.
The Oswals hail from Osiyan close to Jodhpur are successful traders and therefore are predominately Jains. Whilst the Mahajan (the trading course) is subdivided right into a large variety of groups, a number of these groups are Jain, while other people are Hindu.
In the north and west, the Jat and Gujar are among the biggest agricultural communities. The Gujars who're Hindus dwell in eastern Rajasthan. The nomadic Rabari or Raika are divided in two groups the Marus who breed camels and Chalkias who breed sheep and goats. The Muslims form much less than 10% of the population and nearly all of them are Sunnis. There is certainly also a small but affluent local community Shiaite Muslims known as Bhoras in southeastern Rajasthan.
The Rajputs although represent only a small proportion from the populace are the most influential area from the people today in Rajasthan. They're proud of their martial popularity and of their ancestry.