- a member of a major agricultural caste widespread in northern and central India.
Origin of kurmi
< eastern Hindi kurmī or Bengali kurmi, kuṛmi; compare Sanskrit kuṭumbin- householder
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Examples from the Web for kurmi
The social status of the Kurmi appears to be that of the cultivator.
An instance is on record of a blind Kurmi in Jubbulpore, who had nine wives.
The wedding ceremony follows the ritual prevalent in the locality as described in the articles on Kurmi and Kunbi.
Mr. Nesfield says that the Barhai is a village servant and ranks with the Kurmi, with whom his interests are so closely allied.