Definition of jati in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɑːti/

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noun (plural same or jatis)

A caste or subcaste: they were one of the lowest classes of all the Hindu jati
More example sentences
  • Tulsibhai avers that while all the tribals belonging to the Taravi and Vasava jati have joined the struggle, the upper castes in the Panchayat have stayed aloof.
  • NEW DELHI - Thanks to widespread outsourcing of telephone-service jobs, a sixth caste has blossomed in India: the Khidakayas, a mid-level jati made up of technical-support workers.
  • Jati members usually marry within their own jati and follow traditions associated with their jati.


Via Hindi from Sanskrit jāti 'birth'.

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