subcaste

noun
sub·caste | \ ˈsəb-ˌkast also -ˌkäst \
variants: or sub-caste
plural subcastes or sub-castes

Definition of subcaste 

: a caste that is a subdivision of a larger caste The Hindu caste system is enormously complex, with thousands of subcastes grouped into four major divisions … —Barbara Crossette

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1800, in the meaning defined above

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