marati naik

Who We Are

The surname of Marati is “Naika“ and they speak a common tribal dialect Marati which does not have any script and different from marathi language.

The Marati Naiks who are mostly found in Dakshina Kannada , Udipi, Madikeri, Uttarakannada, Kasaragod(Kerala), etc. This community is belongs to Scheduled Tribe (ST) under Indian Constitution. The languages spoken by this community are- Marati(basa) or Tulu or Kannada.