Derivation of the term "Vanjari"
Vanjari or Vanjara is the corrupt form of "Vanaskara" i.e. roaming in forest. The true derivation is perhaps from the Sanskrit term "Vanja" (trader, merchant) which is also responsible for the term Bania and Banijiga (meaning trader). Brinajari a synomym for Lambadi. Banjara, Brinjari, Lambadi, Lamane, Vanjara, Gohar, Herkeri (Carnatic), grain and salt carriers, cattlebreeders and cattle dealers,
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