Dewar caste has two major divisions based on their locality, named Raipuria and Ratanpuria, being named after two principal towns Raipur and Ratanpur of Chhattisgarh. Within these divisions, there are various other local sub-divisions, namely Navagarhia, those belonging to Nawagarh in Bilaspur; Sonakhania from Sonakhan; Sarangarhia from Sarangarh state; Chatarrajiha from Chater Raj in Raipur. Some of the other divisions are either social or occupational; thus the Baghurra Dewars tame tigers and generally live in Bastar District; the Baipari Dewars are traders of brass ornaments, and the Lohar Dewars are so called because of two reasons either their ancestors belonged to this caste or probably they adopted the occupation of blacksmiths. These sub-divisions of Dewar caste are not strictly endogamous.
Sonwania, Marai, Dhurwa, Markam, Salam, Katlam, Ojha, Netam and Jagat are the sects of Gond tribe which are also possessed by Dewar caste. On the other hand, Telasi, Karsayal and Son-Mungir are sects of Kawar tribe which have been adopted by Dewars. The Dewars claim that their ancestors were members of the sects of Gonds and Kawars. The sects are exogamous. In Dewar community, there is no restriction regarding marriage, they also allow the union of first cousins. In their society, the marriage ceremony is performed within three or four months after the engagement ceremony. The members of Dewar caste worship Devi Maha Mai as well as Dulha Deo. Dewars bury the dead. They have some unique and indigenous social rules. Widow marriage and divorce are permitted. Few members of the Dewar community are also engaged in cultivation.