Also ban·iya [ban-yuh, -ee-uh] /ˈbæn yə, -i ə/.
Origin of bania
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for bania
In Saugor, a Bania is put out of caste if he keeps buffaloes.
Bania, Dosar, Dūsra.1—This subcaste numbers about 600 persons.
The name Bania is derived from the Sanskrit vanij, a merchant.
Once upon a time there was a town called Atpat.1 In it there lived a bania who had no son.Deccan Nursery Tales
Charles Augustus Kincaid
They nearly all belong to the Bania caste, and are engaged in moneylending and trade like other Banias.