Daha

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Daha (डहा) (Dāhā) (डाहा)[1][2] Jat sept is found in Dera Ghazi Khan. Daha is Jat Gotra in Punjab and Pakistan. [3],[4]

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Origin

They have descended from ancestor named Daha.

History

Like the Parhar(s) Jats, and their Mirasis the Mongla and Sidhar, they are said to eschew the use of black clothes or green bangles. [5]

Distribution in Pakistan

Daha tribe claims descent from Daha, who was said to be a Muslim holyman, who married the daughter of Parihar Rajput. They does claim kinship with the Bohar and Parhar Jats, who are also of Parihar Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Vehari, Khanewal, D G Khan, D I Khan,Faisalabad, Multan and Rajanpur districts. In Rajanpur District, their main village is Kotla Daha. In Muzaffargarh District, their main villages are Mahiwal Daha, Sardar Mohammed Daha, Mohammed Daha, Chak Ali Daha and Ali Daha.

According to 1911 census[6], the population of this Muslim Jat clan was as under:

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ड-26
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.41,s.n. 1037
  3. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), Bhim Singh Dahiya, p. 333
  4. Rose:'Tribes and Castes', Vol. II, p. 219
  5. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.219
  6. Census Of India 1911, Volume XIV Punjab Part 2, by Pandit Narikishan Kaul

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