The Halari Visa Oshwal community is a very small community with a worldwide
population of around 80,000, spread in some 22 nations around the world. The largest
concentration of the Halari Visa Oshwals is in India, the United Kingdom and East
Africa. There are smaller organised pockets residing in the USA, Canada and since
the 1990’s, Australia.


Baavan Gaam
That part of the Visa Oshwal Community which hails from “Baavan Gaam” are known
as the Halari Visa Oshwals.
“Baavan Gaam” means a cluster of villages in the Halar region of the Jamnagar District
in Gujarat, India which historically comprised of any of the following villages (that may
be spelt differently but sound like) : Ambla, Arablus, Arikhana, Baid (Bed), Changa,
Chapa Beraja, Chela, Dabasang, Datta, Devaria, Dhinchada, Dhunia, Gagva, Gajna,
Goinj, Jakhar (Zankhar), Jasapur, Jogvad , Juni Haripar, Kakabhai Sihan, Kanalus,
Kansumra, Kajurda, Khara Beraja, Khatiar Beraja, Khirasara, Lakhabawal, Lothia,
Machhu Beraja, Mithoi, Mota Ambla, Mota Lakhiya, Mota Mandha, Moti Rafudar,
Mungni, Nagda, Naghedi, Nani Khavdi, Nana Mandha, Nanduri, Navagam, Navi
Haripar, Padana, Rafudar, Rasangpar, Ravalsur, Sagpar (Sugpur), Setalus, Sikka,
Singach, Sodsala, Sumra Taraghri, Taragri Devaria, Timdi, Vadaria Sihan, Vasai, Vav
Beraja, Visotri.
The important milestones in the History of the Halari Visa Oshwals are as follows:


The Oshwal Ancestry
• Migration to Jamnagar
Migration to Africa
Migration to the United Kingdom
Migration to North America
Migration to Australia

Visa Oshwal Community of Australia (Inc)