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Definition of the noun jati

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  1. (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)
    • domain: Hindooism / Hinduism
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: caste = a hereditary social class among Hindus
    • member of: varna = the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups


  1. Jati is a city in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Ceará. In 2004 its population was estimated at 7,471.
    • also known as Jati, Ceara; Jati, Ceará
    • part of Brazil, Ceará
  2. Jati a.k.a. Cetti Bay is a historic site near Umatac, Guam, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There are other places with in their name, like Jati Umra.


Jati is a fictional character from the 1965 film Khandan.


  1. Jati a.k.a. Jāti is the term used to denote the thousands of clans, tribes, communities and sub-communities, and religions in India. Each jāti typically has an association with a traditional job function or tribe. Religious beliefs or linguistic groupings may define some jatis.
  2. Jati a.k.a. Jāti: In Buddhism, Jāti refers to the arising of a new living entity within saṃsāra.
  3. Jati a.k.a. The Jakati language is spoken in Ukraine by around 30,000 people, with a thousand or so in Afghanistan. It is related to Punjabi. The people are culturally similar to the Romani, being nomadic ironsmiths and fortune tellers who have spread to Europe, though unlike the Romani, they are Muslim.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jati

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Google previewFierce Gods (2005)

Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village by Diane P. Mines

Third, jati is a living sign. For residents of Yanaimangalam, its meaning and significance are still argued, still part of living discourse about what it is to be human. Jati is an aspect of everyday life, of yearly political-ritual events, and of political ...

Google previewCaste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law (2016)

by David Keane

While varna essentially represents a theoretical division of Hindu society into Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras, jati is a practical one. Shridavar Ketkar points to the work of Emile Senart, Les Castes dans l'Inde,34 which ' brought ...

Google previewTravels in the East Indian Archipelago (1869)

by Albert Smith Bickmore

The native name jati is a word of Javanese origin, signifying true, or genuine, and was probably applied to these trees on account of the well-known durability of the wood they yield. Now, near the end of the dry monsoon, they have lost nearly ...

Google previewThe Meaning of Nouns (2012)

Semantic Theory in Classical and Medieval India by M.M. Deshpande

is called jati, while the unreal [aspect ] is the individual. [The pure] existence, differentiated into [objects like] bulls etc. on account of the difference in sunreal] adjuncts, is called jāti. That [pure ...

Google previewThe Rule of the Clan (2013)

What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals About the Future of Individual Freedom by Mark S. Weiner

Put succinctly, a jati is a local kinship group composed of multiple lineages whose members are associated with a common occupation.

Google previewThe Socio-Political Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda (1999)

by Bhaiya S. Prasad

As pointed by Swamiji the Sanskrit word Jati means creating and such a creation is bound to lead to variation (Vichidtrata), the variation which is the essence of Prakiti. It is this force of variation which brought into existence the four castes.

Google previewVaidalyaprakaraṇa (1995)

by Nāgārjuna, Fernando Tola, Carmen Dragonetti

jati is a prasahga, pratyavasthdna, updlambha , pratisedha, (3) the pratyavasthdna that constitutes the jdti may assume numerous ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

to translate the term jati (Sanskrit, birth group) that designates one of the innumerable hereditary, en- dogamous communities that function as regionally limited subgroups within each ...

Google preview“A” dictionary of the Pali language (1875)

by Robert Caesar Childers

JATI(f), Birth; a birth or existence in the Buddhist sense, re-birth, renewed existence; lineage, family, caste; sort, kind, variety [sitfit]. Ab. 90, 792. Játi, “birth,” is one of the links of the paticcasamuppádo (B.Int.492). Atitásujātisu, in former births ...

Google previewA Santali-English dictionary (1899)

by A. R. Campbell

• Jom jati. To receive into ...

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Scrabble value of J8A1T1I1

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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