Memon is a community of Muslims that migrated to Kochi from the Kutch area in Gujarat during the early part of the 19th century. Even though they migrated into Kochi from Kutch their roots can be traced back to Sindh region in Pakistan.
Lohanas are a Hindu trading community who believed to have migrated into Kochi from Gujarat. Jhulelal there are three distinct cultural groups in Kochi. They speak Gujarati, Sindhi and Kutchi languages. It is estimated that there 65 Lohana families in Mattacherry.
Followers of Jainism established a strong Jain culture in Cochin, they had trade connections with Kochi since 14th century. Jains have traditionally been a business community and most members continue to be so even now.
Kutchi Bhatia is a Hindu community that traces its lineage back to the Kutch area in Gujarat. The historical records suggest that they were once a sword-wielding warrior clan. But in Kochi they were mostly trades and entrepreneurs.
Gujarati Brahmins is a Gujarati speaking Hindu community that migrated into Kochi a couple of centuries back. Priests by caste, they are a community of traders and entrepreneurs in Kochi. They are a relative minority within the Gujaratis.
Gujarati community nclude followers of both Hindu and Jain religion, who migrated from Kutch and other areas in Gujarat. According to a 2009 directory published by the Kochi Gujarati Mahajan, there were 650 Gujarati families in Mattancherry.
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