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Tenners (Dasa)

English translation: Dasa, servant class subcast

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Hindi term or phrase:Dasa
English translation:Dasa, servant class subcast
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20:38 Jan 20, 2004
Hindi to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Hindi term or phrase: Tenners (Dasa)
Here are the frase. It is from a historical text about India.

"The trader community of Kathiawad was divided in nine casts like Tenners (Dasa). Twentiers (Visa) Modh, Sorathias, Porvals, Osvals, Sonis (Jewellers)etc."

I found that "Dasa" in Sanscrit means "ten", but not only. What sense is in it? Do other casts have some meaning in English? I manage to find others in internet but didn't manage to find the explanation of there sense. I guess they have it by looking at the last one in the sentence. Please help in translation. If someone can put it in Russian it is better. But English is also good. Thank you for your attention.
alex_y_g
Local time: 09:18
servant class
Explanation:
servant class

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Note added at 16 mins (2004-01-20 20:55:35 GMT)
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could also mean desciple or devotee

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Note added at 2 hrs 8 mins (2004-01-20 22:47:32 GMT)
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generally known as Dasu, whereas Dasa is a generality.
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xxxBrandis
Local time: 07:18
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help. Could you provide any information about others casts from the frase, please. I'll put more questions for it in the system.
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5 +1servant class
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servant class


Explanation:
servant class

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Note added at 16 mins (2004-01-20 20:55:35 GMT)
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could also mean desciple or devotee

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Note added at 2 hrs 8 mins (2004-01-20 22:47:32 GMT)
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generally known as Dasu, whereas Dasa is a generality.

xxxBrandis
Local time: 07:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 20
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help. Could you provide any information about others casts from the frase, please. I'll put more questions for it in the system.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Anil Goyal: Doesn't seem to be 'daas", taking a clue from English it has to do something with the 'ten'. Also check the next term "Twentiers (Visa)". Could it be related to the assets they have? 10 or 20?
10 hrs
  -> Thanks for the hint, but the servant class is the right one, because Dus or Das or daas (represents a wrong solution ) as for 20 it is visha, whereas it should be Vaishya (pronounciation or spelling trouble) I hope that explains it.

agree  satish krishna itikela: "yes this is perfectly correct"
11 hrs
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