Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Banjari (Brinjarri), a nomad non-Aryan people, Central India, driven from Mewar southwards by the Rajputs in the sixth century, have always been the carriers and caravan conductors of this region, and enjoy a reputation for honesty above suspicion; tall, aquiline nose, long hair worn in ringlets, ruddy bronze complexion, muscular frames, by many regarded as the primitive stock of the Gypsy race. In Sindh the term Banjari is equivalent to Jat, and is there applied to the Gypsy class, but they call themselves Gohar, and are divided into tandahs or tribes, governed by naiks (chiefs) with patriarchal authority.