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The caste system is a system in India that was once mainly used by Hindus. It started as a job system but later became a social class system. There are four castes in this system.

  • Brahmin - priests
  • Kshatriya - warrior, ruler, politician, administrative worker
  • Vaishya - trader, merchant, farmer
  • Shudra - peasant, servant
  • "Untouchables", or dalits - came much later after the other four groups and consisted of people who swept ashes after cremations or who tanned animals' skins.

There are also castes in some countries other than India.