Kamma History

Topics: Andhra Pradesh, Telugu people, Vijayanagara Empire Pages: 2 (3127 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Kamma (caste) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia KammaClassification ­ Landlords and Peasants Titles (in Regions)Chowdary ‡ Coastal Andhra Pradesh Rao, Rayudu‡ Andhra Pradesh Nayaka‡ Medieval Andhra Pradesh,MedievalKarnataka Naidu ‡ Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Naicker‡ South Tamil Nadu ‡ Shared by other groups Regions with significant Population in IndiaAndhra Pradesh 50,00,000 Tamil Nadu 10,00,000 Karnataka 5,00,000 Orissa 15,000 Maharashtra 5,000 Regions with significant Population around the worldU.S.A 60,000 U.K 20,000 South Africa 2,000 Australia 3,000LanguagesTelugu (Mother Tongue) Kannada Tamil ReligionHinduism, Budhism  edit Kamma (Telugu: కమమ్) or the Kammavaru is a social group found largely in the Southern Indian states ofAndhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka. The Kamma population was 795,732 in the year 1881.[1]According to 1921 census they constituted about 4.8% of Andhra Pradesh population and in significant numbers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka[2][3][4]. In the last decades of the previous century, a sizable number emigrated to other parts of the world, particularly to the United States, United Kingdom andAustralia.[citation needed] Contents ● 1 Ancient history ○ 1.1 Origin ○ 1.2 Genetics 2 Ancestry 3 Medieval history ○ 3.1 Identity ○ 3.2 Kakatiya period ○ 3.3 Vijayanagara period ○ 3.4 Golkonda period ○ 3.5 British period 4 Modern history 5 Distribution 6 Zamindaris 7 Surnames 8 Sub­Divisions 9 Politics 10 Crossroads 11 See also 12 Notes 13 References ○ 13.1 Inscriptions 14 External links

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Ancient history Origin There are many theories about the origins of the word "Kamma" and the social group known as the Kammas but none is conclusive. Buddhist origin The theory is that the people who lived in the Krishna river valley, where Buddhism prevailed, got the name from the Theravada Buddhist concept of Kamma (in Pali) or Karma (in Sanskrit). This region was once known as Kammarashtram / Kammarattam /...
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