- an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups.
- any rigid system of social distinctions.
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The Shakyas and the Yadavs both fall into the category of “Other Backward Classes,” or OBCs — historically oppressed low-caste groups.In India, the complicated truth behind the killing of two teenagers|Mythili G. Rao|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
We have strict policies that prohibit any discrimination or harassment, including based on caste, and we provide training for all employees to ensure our policies are upheld.India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.|Nitasha Tiku|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
A subcaste of Bania, whose name is derived from the same place.
A subcaste of Khonds, being the most Hinduised section of this tribe.
The members of this subcaste only kill birds of a black colour.
Persons who have committed a caste offence and cannot pay the fine imposed on them for it also go into this subcaste.
A man will take any kind of food cooked by a man of another subcaste, but from a woman only such as is not mixed with water.
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Cultural definitions for caste
One of the four hereditary social divisions in Hinduism. Members of any one caste are restricted in their choice of occupation and may have only limited association with members of other castes.