Jadgal

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Jadgal (जदगल) Jagdal (जगदल) Jatgal (जटगल) is used for Jat in Baluchistan and Afghanistan. It is Baloch Jat clan found in Afghanistan.[1] Jaghdal (जघदाल) is the Multani and Balochi term for a Jat.[2]

H. W. Bellew[3] writes that It is curious to note the use of the affix -gal and -gali here in the southern extreme of eastern Afghanistan, just as amongst the Kafir tribes in the extreme north of this frontier, as in the Waega, Beragal, Bashgal, etc., before noticed ; the Jadgal are also called Jagdal (जगदल) by a transposition of syllables and confusion or corruption of consonants, not at all uncommon in Balochistan; and it is probable that the places in Afghanistan called Jagdalak in Jalalabad district of Kabul, and Jaldak in Kalati Ghilzi of Kandahar, may indicate former tenancy by the Jat, a race widely spread over northern India, where it constitutes the main ethnic element of the population, in Punjab specially.

In Baluchistan the Jat is also known as Jatoi or Jatgal or Jagdal[4], The Jagdal, the notorious camel drivers, however, were not Jats but some other tribes akin to Jats.[5]

References

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.186
  2. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.339
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.182
  4. Sigrid Westphal- Hellbusch and Heinz Westphal, op.eit., pp. 138,140. 145.
  5. Hukum Singh Panwar :The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Jat-Its variants , p.339

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