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kurmi

[ koor-mee ]

noun

  1. a member of a major agricultural caste widespread in northern and central India.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kurmi1

< eastern Hindi kurmī or Bengali kurmi, kuṛmi; compare Sanskrit kuṭumbin- householder

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Example Sentences

Mr. Nesfield says that the Barhai is a village servant and ranks with the Kurmi, with whom his interests are so closely allied.

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.

The social status of the Kurmi appears to be that of the cultivator.

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