Ethnic Groups in Kerala - Konkanis


Cochin GSB's are a branch of the Konkani language speaking Gaud Saraswat Brahmins community of India who form the majority of Konkanis is Kerala. GSBs of Cochin form the southernmost subsect of Saraswat Brahmins of West coast. GSBs of north Kerala are similar to GSBs of Canara in speech and customs, whereas GSBs of former princely states of Cochin and Travancore have developed their own Konkani dialect and Customs, which distinguish them from rest of GSB community, this subsect is now called Cochin GSBs. In Geographical terms, Cochin GSBs are those who live south of Thrissur district of Kerala. Other Konkani speaking Minirities in Kerala include the Kudumbis, Daivajnas,and the Vaishya Vanis.All these groups had migrated from Goa within last few centuries for various soci-economic reasons.

See also: Cochin GSB's

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