In Maharashtra, the politically strong community calls itself as Maratha. The Maratha community has 96 clans. Most of the clans are newer as they did not exist before King Shivaji and only few clans are ancient. Some of those are: Yadav/Jadhav, Morey, Kadam (Kadamb), Salunkhe, Rathod, Chavan, Shinde, Shelar, Sawant, Pawar, Kalchuri, Sisodia etc. The cultivators known as Kunabis, started to call themselves as Marathas in early 20th century, eventually increasing the Maratha population rapidly. They became politically stronger too. Marathas are divided in to several groups namely Deshmukhs, 96 Kulis, Common Marathas, Kadus and Kunabis. These groups do not intermarry. There are geographical divisions based on those divisions matrimony does not generally take place. Maratha of Sangli district may marry with the Maratha of the nearby districts of Satara and Kolhapur, however not with the Marathas of Pune district. Each of these groups when they become stronger they move up the ladder like when a Kunabi becomes stronger, he becomes a Maratha. A Maratha becomes stronger he becomes a Patil, When a Patil becomes stronger he becomes a Deshmukh. Maratha is an Endogamous Group and has 96 Main Clans in the community. Each Clan has 100 to 250 sub clans. These clans and sub clans are used as surnames. In the same clans of Maharashtra matrimony is not permitted. In regions, like South Maharashtra, there was a tradition of marrying with maternal sister, and marriages between Sister's daughter and maternal uncle was common until recent past. These traditions have almost disappeared.