Baniya, Baniyā: 3 definitions


Baniya means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Baniya refers to “A man of the Baniya caste/ a merchant”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Baniyā (बनिया):—(nm) a subdivision of the Hindu community, the third in the traditional hierarchical set-up-vaisky; a tradergrocer; -[bakkāla] a petty trader/shopkeeper (it conveys a derogatory sense).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baniya (ಬನಿಯ):—

1) [noun] a man whose profession is trading; a merchant; a trader.

2) [noun] a male member of a community (or a caste) whose members are engaged in trade and commerce.

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Baniyā (ಬನಿಯಾ):—[noun] = ಬನಿಯ [baniya].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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