Gopala bhatta goswami in his sat kriya sandarba mentions the 11 jatis of shudra varna (pic below)

While Swami karpatri had said that they're Vaishyas (like other gowala-s)

So were Nandagopa, Maa Yashoda and the gopa gopikas sat shudras or Vaishyas?

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    As per this book, Nanda baba was Kshatriya..by profession (husbandry) u can consider them Vaishyas..
    – YDS
    Aug 7, 2021 at 6:10

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As per brahmavaivartapurANa-brahmakhanDa-ch10, gopas are mentioned as sat-shudras alongwith other sat-shudras like barbers, modaka sellers, weavers, traders, etc. :

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