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Damania is a family name given to the original inhabitants of Daman, a specific Gujarati community within the Indian subcontinent.

The origin of the last name "Damania" is based on the small village called "Daman", which is in the state of Gujarat within India. The original people from Daman were given the last name "Damania". This surname is largely seen in two communities, one is "Parsi" who came from Iran to India ages ago and settled in Daman and nearby villages like Navasari and Vapi. The second community, the original residents of Daman, were famous for their shipbuilding skills. This carpenter community worships "Vishvakarma", the god of architecture (called "Sthapatya kala" in Sanskrit).

Persons from Daman village, now a town, were at former times referred to in the Gujarati language of the region as "Daman-na" or "from Daman". This got altered to Damania. The surname is found among the Parsis and the Gujarati Hindus. A domestic airline and shipping company was started by Parvez Damania called "Damania Airways".

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