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in Gujarati, the word means people who carry goods on their person. The Angadia system works on mutual trust and is an unofficial courier cum banking service. They are the conduit to the transfer of crores of rupees belonging to traders and rich people. Their area of operation is mainly between Mumbai and Gujarat.

angadias are mostly from Kathiwad or Kathiawar region of Gujarat, which consists of districts like Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli and Bhavnagar. And many of them are from Leva-Patel community