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|Noun||1.||jati - (Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter)|
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
caste - (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)