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Rathwa: Fact Sheet
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The Rathwa (Rāṭhavā; or Rathawa, Rathva, Rathava) are an Ādivāsī community primarily resident in east central Gujarat. According to the 2011 census, they constitute the third largest Scheduled Tribe in the state, numbering just over 642,300 people. In 2011, Rathwas resided in every district in the state except Kachchh in the far west, but the vast majority (79.6%) lived in Vadodara district (in 2013 divided into Chhota Udaipur and Vadodara districts), Panchmahal (16.75%, part of which was given …

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D. Alles, Gregory, “Rathwa: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032106>
First published online: 2019



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