The banjo or bania of the African negro having grass strings is still in use on the coast of Guinea.
They nearly all belong to the bania caste, and are engaged in moneylending and trade like other banias.
Once upon a time there was a town called Atpat.1 In it there lived a bania who had no son.
Land, rules for occupation of—Khond 7; rights in—bania 24; ownership of—Intro.
As a trader the bania formerly had a high standard of commercial probity.
They say that once a bania was walking along the road with a cocoanut in his hand when Vishnu met him and asked him what it was.
A subcaste of bania, whose name is derived from the same place.
And the bania did so, but when he had almost got home he could not help looking behind him to see if there were really any sheep.
In Saugor, a bania is put out of caste if he keeps buffaloes.
Thus in the matter of common usage bania conforms in all respects to the requirements of a proper caste name.