Where are Jats from in Pakistan?

Where are Jats from in Pakistan?

They are found primarily throughout Sindh, Pakistan and Punjab region of Pakistan. Jats began converting to Islam from the early Middle Ages onward, and constitute a distinct sub-group within the diverse community of Jat people.

How many Jat are there in Pakistan?

The Jats represent a large ethnic community that has inhabited the northwest region of India and Pakistan for several thousand years. It is estimated the community has a population of over 123 million people.

Where is Jats located?

Of Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu faiths, they are now found mostly in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Punjab and the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Jats took up arms against the Mughal Empire during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

What is the largest Jat tribe?

Bal – One of the largest Jat tribe, found through out the central districts of Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala and Okara. Prior to partition, Muslim Bal were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana.

Are Jatt and JAAT same?

Jaats are from Haryana, UP and Rajasthan. They speak Haryanvi and are mostly vegetarians. The Jatts form nearly 25% of the population of Punjab. Many of them are land owners and are popularly known as ‘Zamindars’.

Why is JAT so proud?

Jats are basically shudras as per Varna system. The pride thing can be traced to the British rule in India. The British hired them in large numbers in army and classified them as a martial race. Since then they have lot of pride as a martial race and their land holdings and property take that pride further.

Are Jats Arabs?

Arab (अरब) Jat clan is found in Afghanistan. Arab Jat clan is found in Multan,Pakistan. It is very doubtful if the Arabs of the Census returns are true Arabs, though there may be a few Arab merchants, etc., found occasionally at such centres as Peshawar and Multan.

Is Jatt and JAAT are same?

What surnames are Jatt?

JATT SURNAMES: A: Anuja, Anwal, Arab, Arar, Atwal, Arya, Asar or Asra, Athangal, Aujla, Aulakh or Aurak, . JATT SURNAMES: A: Anuja, Anwal, Arab, Arar, Atwal, Arya, Asar or Asra, Athangal, Aujla, Aulakh or Aurak, .

Which gotra is higher in Jat?

There is nothing like higher or lower gotras in Jat community. Every Jat gotra has same status. The only difference is that, some gotras have large population and some have small population.

Which gotra is highest in JAAT?

the largest gotra among jats is poonai gotra. there is no other gotra in competition with poonia if we talk of numbers. there are more than 300 villages in rajasthan only.

Why is JAT so rich?

The community has been extra-rich due to being owners of land around Delhi, which is also one of the fertile region of India. The advent of modern education provided Jats a major share in all government services and business, strengthening the grip of the community in area surrounding Delhi and NCR.

Where do Jats live in Pakistan?

Historically, Muslim Jat clans predominated in western Punjab, in areas which now are found in Pakistan. Traditionally, the districts of Gujranwala, Shaikhupura, Lahore, Sialkot, Jhang, Bahawalpur, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Sahiwal, Sargodha, and Gujrat were seen as strongholds of the Jats.

Who are the Jats in the Indian Army?

A large number of Jatt people serve in the Indian Army, including the Jat Regiment, Sikh Regiment, Rajputana Rifles and the Grenadiers, where they have won many of the highest military awards for gallantry and bravery. Jat people also serve in the Pakistan Army especially in the Punjab Regiment, where they have also been highly decorated.

Where are the Jat clans located in Jammu and Kashmir?

They were and still are concentrated in what is now Mirpur and Kotli Districts of POK and the Jammu region of J&K. The principal clans in Mirpur District are Arnyals, Dhamial, Kalyals, Nangyals, Ranyals, Thathaals, Dhoor, Jhaal, Kjaat, Nathyal, Pajhaal, Smotra . This is a list of Jat clans compiled by census takers for 1911 census of India.

When did the Jats migrate to the Punjab?

Between the eleventh and the sixteenth centuries, Jat herders migrated up along the river valleys, into the Punjab, which had not been cultivated in the first millennium. Many took up tilling in regions such as Western Punjab, where the sakia (water wheel) had been recently introduced.