=== Major sub-groups ===
The Rai Mirasi claim to have converted from the [[Rai Bhat]] [[caste]]. They claim to have been [[Brahmin]], and continued to compose and recite kabits after their conversion. The community are strictly endogamous, and are Shia Muslims.
The Mir Mirasi are said to have gotten their name on account of the fact that they were the wealthy inhabitants of the city of [[Ludhiana]]. They had a lot of villages Their sub-division, the Dhadi are Sikh, and their heredity occupation was singing praises of [[Sikh]] heroes.<ref name="auto"/>
The Kumachi Mirasi are the Brahmin community. According to their traditions, the community were Brahmins who converted to Islam on the condition that they would remain the genealogists of the Brahmin.
The Rababi are Mirasis who play a musical instrument known as a rabab. They trace their descent from Bhai Mardana, a Mirasi who used to play the rabab as an accompaniment to [[Guru Nanak]]. The Rababi are Sikh.
The Posla are Muslim Mirasis and consist of four sub-divisions, the Ghorian, Kharia, Malhar and Gurbal or veghwa, and were the heredity genealogists of the [[Sayyid]]as Arabic poslas were themselves having noble chain . Related to the Posla are the veghwa. poslas were also victim of dancing queens who left them as beggar and they adopted petty jobs and almost lost there noble Arabic past.
The Naqqal Mirasis were a community of mimics, and were found mainly in [[Ludhiana]]. They were associated with the courts of the Mughal emperors, were they employed as entertainers. The community is strictly endogamous, and marry close kin.
Other sub-groups include the Kulawant, the genealogists of the [[Rajput]]s, Mir Mangs, who were a community of beggars, Naqarchi who played a musical instrument known as a naqqara, the Naqib and Mirzada.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
== The Mirasi of Pakistani Punjab ==