Muslim Jat Gotras

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Muslim Jat Gotras in Jammu and Kashmir

Jats form an important element in the population of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the Census of India 1901, there were 148,000 Jats in the state, of which 123,000 were Muslim Jats, and 25,000 were Hindu Jats.[1] 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.

List of Jat Clans with population in West Punjab (Pakistan)

Note - This list is from Wikipedia [2]

This is a list of Jat clans compiled by census takers for 1911 census of India. The list is ordered by administrative divisions, starting with the Lahore Division, and only refers to Muslim Jats.[3]

Please note that appearance of particular tribe as Jat in the list does not in itself confirm that the tribe is Jat or otherwise. Identity tends to change with time, and some groups in the list may no longer wish to be considered as Jats. This article is simply a reference point for anyone interested in the distribution of Jats tribes in the Punjab province of Pakistan, prior to the huge changes brought about by partition.


Lahore Division

Sialkot District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aulakh (614), Awan (714), Bains (626), Bajwa (13,727), Basra (3,583), Cheema (7,446), Deo (855), Dhariwal (524), Dhillon (2,758), Dhindsa (265), Ghumman (7,579), Gill (3,468), Heer (73), Hanjra (1,744), Kahlon (6,285), Kang (173), Lidhar (614), Maan (169), Nagra (299), Pannun (357), Sahi (1,786), Sarai (1,041), Sidhu (404), Sandhu (5,054), Virk (1,670) and, Waraich (5,917).

Gujranwala District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aulakh (357), Bajwa (2,483), Bhangu (372), Buttar (842), Chahal (609), Chatha (2,804), Chhina (3,252), Cheema (21,735), Deo (108), Dhariwal (744), Dhillon (769), Dhotar (357), Ghumman (1,429), Gill (2,635), Goraya (3,591), Haral (643), Hanjra (4,334), Kahlon (261), Kharal (12,077), Khokhar (7,893), Lodike (2,675), Maan (463), Mangat (549), Randhawa (577), Sahi (1,050), Sarai (296), Sidhu (196), Sandhu (3,192), Sipra (658), Samra (406), Tarar (4,841), Virk (7,644) and, Waraich (9,510).

Lahore District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aulakh (357), Awan (3,433), Bhatti (2,042), Bajwa (492), Bhullar (1,373), Buttar (198), Bath (340), Chauhan (393), Cheema (603), Chhina (742), Chander (1,221), Chahal (561), Deo (111), Dhillon (1,706), Dhariwal (752), Gill (2,381), Goraya (480), Ghumman (403), Gondal (1,080), Heer (376), Hanjra (836), Johiya (649), Khera (107), Kharal (2,064), Khokhar (2,708), Maan (637), Malhi (154), Pannun (7), Randhawa (162), Sidhu (1,022), Sandhu (9,965), Sarai (351), Sekhon (155), Sansi (522), Sial (1,373), Samra(45), Tarar (170), Uppal (87), Virk (1,375) and, Waraich (357)

Montgomery District (Sahiwal District)

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans in Montgomery District (Sahiwal District):

Arar (1,800), Bhadro (638), Bhatti (1,978), Chadhar (2,283), Chauhan (517), Dhakku (673), Dhudhi (582), Hans (964), Jakhar (676), Johiya (979), Kalsan (576), Khokhar (4,137), Kharal (735), Khichi (1,307), Mahar (1,225), Malil (1,633), Nonari (2,448), Sahu (1,178) and, Sial (3,709)


We have also included Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts in this list, although both of these districts are in now in East Punjab as they formed part of the Lahore Division, and they were both home to a large community of Muslim Jats.

Amritsar District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aulakh (674), Bajwa (377), Bal (51), Bhangu (37), Bhullar (61), Chahal (91), Chadhar (166), Chhina (739), Cheema (137), Deo (237), Dhariwal (348), Dhillon (2,298), Ghumman (477), Gill (4,346), Goraya (412), Heer (74), Hanjra (142), Hundal (230), Kahlon (390), Kang (97), Mahil (38), Maan (95), Pannun (91), Randhawa (2,661), Sarai (171), Sidhu (879), Sandhu (2,054), Sohal (218), Samra (53), Virk (325) and, Waraich (492).

Gurdaspur District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Atwal (227), Aulakh (99), Bajwa (844), Bains (853), Baal (117), Basra (458), Bhangu (106), Bhullar (192), Buttar (605), Bupa Rai (9), Chahal (48), Chattar (880), Chhina (395), Chuna (415), Dhariwal (519), Dhillon (245), Gadri (555), Ghumman (851), Gill (1,198), Goraya (1,414), Hanjra (181), Jandi (538), Johal (55), Kahlon (1,729), Kallu (821), Khera (239), Malhi (51), Mami (166), Maan (354), Nat (755), Padda (151), Pannun (107), Randhawa ( 2,283), Rayar (578), Sarai (580), Sidhu (1,155), Sandhu (783), Sohal (197), Samra (184), Thathaal (473), Virk (1,017), Wahla (1,512), Waraich (2,512)

Rawalpindi Division

Rawalpindi District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aura (610), Bangial (1,204), Baghial (96), Bains (1,332), Boria (46), Chhina (692), Dhamial (1,502), Dhamtal (520) , Gondal (816), Hindan (541), Kalial (129), Kanial (149), Khatrils (2,004), Mogial (69), Mial (25), Sudhan (175), Sial (420) and, Thathaal (53).

Jhelum District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Chadhar (601), Dhamial (4,370), Dhudhi (526), Gangal (1,049), Ghogha (710), Gondal (6,549), Gujjral (788), Hariar (579), Haral (500), Jandral (618), Jangal (572), Jhammat (1,471), Jatal (710), Kalial (3,039), Kanial (2,603), Khanda (734), Khangar (1,146), Khatarmal (1,184), Khokhar (603), Khoti (646), Manhas (457), Matial (1,147), Mekan (1,229), Mogial (1,830), Phaphra (663), Serwal (572), Sial (1,125), Tama (617), Tarar (745), Thathaal (1,230) and, Raya (1,790).

Gujrat District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:


Awan (1,780), Bagril (586), Bains or Wains (596), Bangial (1,679), Chadhar (976), Cheema (2,572), Chauhan 726, Dhillon (692), Dhotar (1,355), Ghumman ( 846), Gondal (23,355), Heer (1,451), Hanjra (3,736), Kang (1,032), Langrial (3,736), Mangat (1,075), Sahi (3,974), Sarai (631), Sipra (1,084), Tarar 14,365, Sandhu 3,442, Sial (1,511), Total (4,192), Thathaal (1,930), Virk (1,030), Waraich (41,557), Wadhan 662 and,

Shahpur (Sargodha District) District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Awan (1,219), Baghiar (807), Bajwa (1,686), Bhatti (4,212), Bhutta (753), Burana (935), Bains (712), Chadhar (4,001), Chhina (1,299), Cheema (2,708), Dhako (799), Dhudhi (1,405), Dhal (691), Ghumman (1,065), Gondal (28,623), Goraya 652), Haral (2,110), Hatiar (739), Heer (553), Hanjra (790), Jarola (550), Johiya (2,884), Jhawari (1,092), Jora (718), Kalera (679), Kaliar (855), Kharal (715), Khichi (633), Khokhar (5,228), Khat (1,005), Lak (1,779), Lali (684), Langah (638), Marath (548), Mekan (5,435), Naswana (505), Noons (708), Panjutha (596), Parhar (1,880), Rehan (1,880), Ranjha (7,536), Sagoo (715), Sandrana (577), Sandhu (504), Sipra (1,763), Sohal (810), Sujal (2,594), Talokar (966), Tarar (1,716), Tatri (1,122), Tulla (1,311), Ves (1,158), Virk (626), Waraich (3,483).


Multan Division

Lyalpur District (Faisalabad District)

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Ahir (580), Atwal (1,849), Aulakh (876), Awan (2,085), Bains or Waince (2,635), Bajwa (3,868), Bar (1,084), Bandech (725), Bhatti (9,190), Chadhar (3,428), Chahal (444), Chhaj (510), Changar (843), Chatha (967), Cheema (629), Chhina (202), Chauhan (629), Dhillon (1,147), Dhariwal (596), Deo (610), Ghuman (1,022), Gill (3,865), Gondal (997), Goraya (2,158), Hundal (495), Haral (1,312), Hanjra (805), Janjua (509), Jauson (531), Johal (56), Johiya (1,371), Kahlon (3,037), Kaliar (312), Kamoka (943), Kalasan (581), Kharal (4,985), Khera (326), Khichi (2,219), Khinge (506), Khokhar (3,371), Lak (679), Lona (1,051), Lurka (2,288), Maan (437), Nonari (858), Pansota (1,941), Rajoke (981), Randhawa (2,335), Sahi (805), Sial (5,464), Sidhu (224), Sandhu (3,659), Sipra (1,943), Tarar (514), Vahniwal (782), Virk (1,005), Wahla (1,215), Waraich (3,443), Waseer (1,661), Wasli (67), Wattu (1,695), and

Mianwali District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Ahir (521), Arar (678), Asar (678), Asran (662), Auler Khel (2,214), Aulakh (386), Aulara (1,915), Awan (3,614), Alakh (837), Bains or Waince (726), Bhatti (2,229), Bhachar (203), Bhidwal(1,295), Bhutta (545), Bhandar (589), Bhawan (593), Brakha (579), Bhamb (1,552), Chadhar (1,286), Chhina (3,076), Chahura (587), Chajri (594), Dharal (738), Dhal (1,471), Dhudhi (1, 114), Dhillon (?), Ghallu (1,478), Ghunera (1,279), Gorchi (1,054), Heer (1,034), Hansi (691), Janjua (986), Jakhar (1,424), Jhammat (462), Johiya ( 1,650), Jora (730), Khar (1,013), Khengar (1,555), Khokhar (3,126), Kundi (1,338), Kalu (1,582), Kohawer (496), Kanera (863), Kharal (646), Kalhar (600), Khichi (532), Kanial (785), Langah (626), Makal (562), Mallana (616), Unu (777), Pumma (893), Sahi (515), Samtia (77), Sangra (653), Saand (554), Sandhila (41), Sial (2,187), Sandi (981), Soomra or Soomro (611), Targar (3,011), Turkhel (255), Talokar (1,274),

Jhang District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Awan (2,392), Aura (814), Chadhar (3,414), Dhudhi (600), Gilotar (1,497), Ganda (637), Gill (558), Gondal (900), Gujar (1,265), Haral (4,988), Hidan (914), Hanjra (1,176), Heer (584), Johiya (1,721), Juta (544), Kalsan (533), Kaloka (638), Kanwan (678), Kharal (1,792), Khichi (581), Khokhar (8,666), Kudhan (1,045), Lak (1,319), Lali (1,640), Lana (1,001), Mahra (597), Mahun (1,471), Marral (826), Maru (956), Nauls (2,136), Nonari (983), Noons (1,083), Rajoka (1,262), Sahmal (994), Satar (801), Sial (595) and, Sipra (3,092)

Muzaffargarh District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Autrah (843), Babbar (2,363), Bhutta (2,803), Chatha (544), Chadhar (525), Daha (1,453), Ghallu (1,327), Hans (1,029), Janjua (778), Kalasra (1,281), Kalru (1,483), Khak (1,822), Kang (629), Lakaul (1,518), Langah (700), Lar (778), Mullana (1,797), Nonari (1,453), Parhar (2,610), Sahota (630), Sahu (870), Sandhel (2,477), Soomra or Soomro (611) and, Thaheem 1,748).

Multan District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Arain (2,192), Bagar (602), Bagwar (1,179), Bhutta (9,697), Bhasa (1,829), Bilar (3,147), Bir (524), Bulla (6,691), Chachakar (974), Chachar (554), Chanal (919), Chandram (608), Chaughata (2,937), Charal (578), Chatha (1,612), Chavan (775), Chadhar (884), Cheema (1,018), Dara (1,040), Dawana (1,210), Ghagar (1,177), Ghahi (301), Gill (503), Jajularu (2,379), Jakhar (175), Jhagar (1,177), Kachela (669), Khak (596), Khaki (596), Khichi (672), Lang (2,715), Langah ( 1,132), Langra (766), Langrial (753), Larsan (1,609), Lapra (579), Mahi (498), Maalta (121), Maho (934), Mahran (673), Mahre (1,018), Nonari (934), Nauls (611), Nourangi (1,247), Noon (3,766), Parhar (557), Parkar (753), Parohe (1,253), Pattiwala (816), Pukhowara (581), Raad (201), Raan (2,616), Rongia (689), Ruk (618), Sadal (674), Sadhari (974), Sadraj (1,091), Shajra (144), Sailigar (757), Samri (969), Sandhila (966), Shekha (674), Siana (933), Sipra (9), Soomra or Soomro (291), Thaheem (3,932), Uania (848), Vasli (649), Virk (328), Waseer (605) and, Wehi (2,509).

Dera Ghazi Khan District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Aishiani (1,058), Awan (1,238), Babbar (4,294), Barra (1,927), Batwani (895), Bhatti (9,128), Bhutta (2,876), Buttar (1,292), Bab (5,257), Barar (501), Bohar (1,445), Chachar (1,898), Chhajra (913), Chhina (706), Changar (861), Chani (572), Chauhan (1,026), Dhandla (949), Daha (1,016), Dakhna (1,303), Darakhe (785), Dhol (638), Domra (822), Ghani (628), Hanbi (769), Heer (387), Hujan (733), Johiya (1,617), Jajalani (1,571), Kajla (558), Kanera (208), Kang (10), Khatti (612), Kachela (1,848), Kabru (554), Khak (556), Khaloti (720), Khera (567), Khokhar (3,465), Lakaul (1,157), Lak (658), Langah (1,558), Mahar (702), Mahesar (648), Metla (776), Mohana (663), Mulana (1,358), Malhan (529), Mangil (656), Manjotha (4,348), Meo (524), Makwal (1,091), Otrai (718), Parhar (1,144), Panwar (866), Phor (867), Sahota (994), Sandhila (1,082), Soomra or Soomro (2,508), Sambar ( 2,030), Shahkhani (961), Sial (3,915), Samdana (895), Thaheem (1,499) and, Virk (548)

Bahawalpur State

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Atera (575), Athar (581), Atral (500), Bains or Waince (837), Bhatia (733), Bhatti (1,951), Bipar (508), Bohar (3,863), Chachar (9,331), Chadhar (597), Chani (632), Chapal (2,120), Chaughata (791), Chauhan (567), Chawali (506), Chimar (947), Chozan (958), Dahar (1,307), Daia (1,364), Dakhu (823), Dangar (689), Daha (3,571), Dhandu (844), Dhar (1,074), Dhudhi (686), Duran (977), Gauja (1,047), Ghallu (2,508), Hans (580), Jam (788), Jammun (1,657), Jhammat (2,097), Jhulne (1,285), Khak (1,453), Kakrial (894), Kalia (525), Kalhora (1,031), Kalwar (1,271), Kamboh (679), Kande (557), Kathal (538), Katwal (912), Khak (514), Khar (840), Kharal (1,770), Khokhar (2,771), Khombra (637), Khera (540) Koral (794), Langah (3,118), Lodhra (985), Mahr (3,022), Mahar (2,493), Mahla (1,160), Maij (3,786), Makwal (473), Malak (4,042), Manela (628), Marral (880), Masson (537), Naich (4,093), Nanwa (1,833), Noon (930), Nonari (1,560), Uthera (1,817), Pannun (914), Panwat (1,676) Parhar (7,860), Panwar (7,702), Sahu (1,131), Samma (1,072), Sameja (943), Sangi (1,159), Sial (847), Soomra or Soomro (3,721), Thaheem (1,653), Tunwar (1,691),

Jat Muslims in Pakistan

This section is based on info obtained from Reference - http://www.punjabrang.com/forum/f33/jat-muslim-22827/

The Hindu mythological account in Deva Samhita traces the origin of Jat people to Lord Shiva's locks (see Origin of Jat people from Shiva's Locks).The earliest attestation of the Jat people is in a Pali inscription dated to AD 541 (as Jit).

In 2007 a limited medical survey of haplotypes frequently found in Jats from the Indian States of Haryana and Punjab found no matches with Romani populations. However, in 2009 a "Jat mutation" that causes a type of glaucoma in Romani people was discovered. A press release from Leeds University states:

"An international collaboration led by Manir Ali of the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, first identified the ‘Jatt’ mutation in one of four Pakistani families. Further study amongst Roma populations in Europe showed that the same mutation accounted for nearly half of all cases of PCG [Primary congenital glaucoma] in that community. Manir Ali’s research also confirms the widely accepted view that the Roma originated from the Jatt clan of Northern India and Pakistan and not from Eastern Europe as previously believed."

Conversion of the Jats to Islam

The earliest mention of Jats can be found in the Arabic book Chach Nama also known as the Fatehnama Sindh and Tarekh-e-Hind wa Sindh. During the Arab invasion of Sind by Muhammad bin Qasim the Jats belonged to the Buddhist faith and were suffering severe hardships under the Brahman ruler Chach. It is recorded that the Jats at first fought against Muhammad bin Qasim but later joined his forces against the then ruler Dahir (Raja) and this also lead to the conversion of the Jats to the Islamic faith. But most of the Punjabi Muslim Jats trace their conversion to Islam at the hands of Sufi saints like Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar in the 12th century.

Muslim Jat Folklore

Muslim Jats gave birth to romances such as Heer Ranjha and Mirza Sahiba which are sung by all Jats and have been immortalised in Waris Shahs poetry book Heer that tells the story of the love of Heer and her lover Ranjha.

Distribution

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.

Major Jat clans predominated in this region, including the Bajwa, Basra, Malhi, Goraya, Heer,Chahals, Cheema, Chatha, Dudhra, Sandhu, Gill, Janjua, Ghuman, Khera, Kahloon, Dhillon, Dawana, Dhudhi, Bhangu, Virk, Lodhra, Gondal, Sidhu, Sulehria, Hundet, Sial, Randhawa, Nanda, Daha, Noon, Khar, Manes, Naich, Pansota, Waraich, and Jajja.

The Ghuman Daha and the Noon would sometimes call themselves Rajputs, sometimes Jat.

The Pothohar region is home to many tribes with multiple identities. For example, Dhamial, Langrial, Chhina and Bangial would in some instances call themselves Rajputs, and other instances call themselves Jats. In Jhelum District, Jat identity was fairly strong, and these tribes tend to consider themselves Jats. In the Bar regions, i.e., the plains between Ravi and Chenab rivers (the Sandal Bar, Kirana Bar and Neeli Bar), the term Jat referred to any nomadic pastoralist, and the Kharal, Wattu, Manes, Sials, Kathia and Johiya would sometimes call themselves Rajputs, sometimes Jat. The Waseer, Dhami and Wahiniwal clans were the only ones who only called themselves Jats. In the 19th century, the British settled several Jats from central Punjab, including many from Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar, into the Bar region, creating the modern canal colony districts of Faisalabad and Sahiwal.

In the south of Punjab, there were several Saraiki-speaking Jat clans, such as the Jakhar, Khar, Daha, Dhandla, Makwal, Bohar, Ghallu, Kanju, Samtia and Sandhila.

Eastern Punjab (Indian Punjab) was also home to a number of Muslim Jat clans, and almost all the major clans (such as the Sandhu, Sidhu, Heer, Maan, Dhami, Dhillon, Gill and Grewal) had Muslim branches, although these clans were predominantly Sikh.

After independence of Pakistan in 1947, nearly all Jat Muslims of East Punjab, Haryana and other parts of northern India migrated from India and settled in Pakistan. The Muley Jat, who originate from Haryana also form a distinct group.

Muslim Jat States

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List of Major Muslim Jat clans with ditribution

Below are brief descriptions of the main Jat clans in Punjab.

  • Aheer - The Aheer have two theories of their origin. Some claim descent from Qutub Shah, who is also the ancestor of the Awan tribe, while other connect themselves with the Yaduvanshi Ahirs tribe of North India. They are found in Khushab, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang, Bhakkar and Faisalabad districts.
  • Ahlawat - The Ahlawat were part of a group of Muslim Jat clans, known as the Mulla, who were found in Haryana. Like other Jat and Rajput clans of Haryana, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition. They are now found mainly in Okara district.
  • Arar - The Arar claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are found in Dipalpur.
  • Arnyal - The Arnyals are a Jat clan from Southern POK, Jhelum and the surrounding area; their name is more widely pronounced as Ranyal.
  • Assoun - Like many other Jat clans, the Assoun claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Gujranwala District.
  • Athru - One of the many small Jat clan settled in Jhelum District.
  • Atwal - The Muslim Atwal were found mainly in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Kapurthala districts of East Punjab. Like other Jat clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after the partition. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Toba Tek Singh Districts.
  • Aulakh - One of the largest Jat clans found in the Punjab. Muslim Aulakh were found mainly in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana district. The Aulakh also are an important Saraiki-speaking Jat clan in Layyah District. like other Muslim Jats of East Punjab, they moved to Pakistan after partition in 1947.
  • Bachhal - The Bacchal claim descent from Taoni Rajputs. Muslim Bacchal were found in Ambala District prior to partition. The are now found mainly in Gujranwala and Sargodha diastricts.
  • Badhan - The Badhan claim descent from the Dogras of Jammu. They are found in Jhelum, Gujrat and Sialkot districts. There were also a few Badhan villages in Gurdaspur prior to partition.
  • Baghar - The Baghiar are found in Sargodha District, mainly in Shahpur Tehsil.
  • Baidwan - The Baidwan are said to be of Sikh origin. Baidwan were found in Ambala and other districts of Haryana. They are now found scattered in Okara, Kumbra, Mataur, Mauli, Sohana, Sahiwal, Vehari and Multan and Mohali district.
  • Bains - The Bains claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs, and are one of the larger Jat clans. Prior to partition, the Muslim branch of this clan extended from Rawalpindi in the west to Hoshiarpur in the east. Many Bains Jat are also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad and Sahiwal. After partition, Muslim members of this tribe moved to Pakistan. The Bains are the largest Jat clan in Rawalpindi District.
  • Bajwa - Bajwas are found in all tehsils except Daska. In the Sialkot tehsil they inhabit the Bhagowal zail only. In the Zafarwal tehsil they are grouped around Chawinda, in the Raya tehsil around Narowal, while in Pasrur they are found mainly in the northwest with headquarters at Kalaswala.
  • 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. Many have also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha.
  • Bandechha - The Bandechha or Badecha claim Suryavanshi ancestry. They were found in Sialkot, as well as Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar district. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad and Sahiwal.
  • Bangial - The Bangial claim Parmar Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Gujrat and Gujranwala district. Many Rawalpindi Bangial claim to be Rajputs.
  • Baryar - A small Jat clan found mainly in Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha districts.
  • Basra - The Basra claim to be of Saroya Rajput ancestry. Found mainly in villages around Pasrur in Sialkot District, and in neighbouring Gujranwala District. Some also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha in the 19th century.
  • Batth - The Batth are found in villages of the Lahore District.
  • Bhachar - The Bhachar are found mainly in Wan Bhachran in Mianwali District. They claim descent from the Khokhar Rajputs.
  • Bhadiar - The Bhadiar claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry. Found mainly in Sialkot and Gujrat districts.
  • Bhagwal - The Bhagwal claim Mughal ancestry. Found mainly in Gujrat and Jhelum districts.
  • Bhalli - A Jat clan found mainly in Sialkot District.
  • Bhangu - The Bhangu or Bhangoo or Bhango are prominent Jat clan and original inhabitants of the Punjab. Muslim Bhangu are found in different areas of the pakistani province of Punjab (Districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Jhang, Kasur, Sahiwal), Sindh (Khairpur District), Sarhad, and Kashmir with large number of villages and land holdings.
  • Bhidwal - The Bhidwal are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found in Bhakkar District.
  • Bhinder - The Bhinder are found mainly in Gujranwala and Sialkot districts. Bhinders from Ludhiana and Jalandhar are settled in Faisalabad.
  • Bhukar - A Jat clan found in Jhelum and Multan districts. They are one of the major Jat clans of the Pothohar region.
  • Bhullar - The Bhullar, together with the Heer/Hayer and Maan, are considered the oldest Jat clan. They were found as far east as Patiala, and far west as Sargodha.
  • Bhutta - The Bhutta are found throughout southern Punjab; they are one of the largest Saraiki-speaking Jat clans. They claim descent from Suryavanshi Rajputs. The Pirzada family of Bahawalpur belong to this clan.
  • Bohar - The Bohar claim descent from the Parmar Rajputs. They are the main Jat clan of the Cholistan desert, and are found in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.
  • Boparai - The Muslim branch of Boparai Jatts are living in Pakistani Punjab and Indian Punjab. In Pakistani Punjab the Boparai jatts are located in Faisalabad district and Toba Tek Singh district. There are some Boparai Jatt families who have moved to Lahore in the last few years and in the Sheikhupura district.
  • Buttar - One of the larger Jat clans, found throughout the central districts. Prior to partition, a good many were found in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.
  • Chadhar - One of larger Jat clans, found mainly in Jhang, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, and Toba Tek Singh. The Chadhar claim descent from the Agnivanshi Rajputs. A few Chadhar Jats were also found in Firuzpur district.
  • Chahal - One of the larger Jat clans, found through out central Punjab. The Chahal are also found in Jhelum and Gujrat Districts. They were also one of the larger Muslim Jat clan in East Punjab.
  • Chatha - The Chatha are found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, and Sargodha district. They are the largest Jat clan in Rawalpindi District. A few Muslim Chatha were also found in Patiala.
  • Chattar - The Chattar are found in Narowal District. They claim descent from the Dogras.
  • Chohan - Chohan/Chauhan is a unique Jat and Rajput clan that originated from the ancient Chauhan Rajputs of North India. Chauhan Jats are descendents of ancient Chauhan Rajputs whose ancestors chose farming and family over the sword. Most Chohan Jats follow the Sikh Faith
  • Cheema - One of the very politically influencial Jat castin Punjab Pakistan are the Cheemas. They are regarded as an elite and aristocratic race and are known to own large number of agriculture lands. For decades the National and Punjab government / cabinets have had a major number of Cheema leaders. The main concenteration of the Cheema tribe are Gujranwala and Sialkot districts and Bahawalpur and Tehsil Yazman. In Bahawalpur, Tariq Basheer Cheema (Minister / City Nazim) had built a city called "Cheema Town" and sold it to the city of Bahawalpur. The Cheema were also found in Amritsar and Kapurthala. A few Cheema villages are also found in Rawalpindi District.
  • Chhachhar - The Chhachhar claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are found in Kasur, Okara, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal and Muzaffargarh district.
  • Chhajra - The Chhajra claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found mainly in Muzaffargah, Layyah, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts.
  • Chhina - The Chhina are completely distinct from the Cheema, although the two clans are often confused. They claim descent from the Johiya Rajputs. The Chhina are found throughout Punjab. Historically, the Chhina were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar districts of East Punjab. In west Punjab they were found in Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi and Mianwali. The Chhina are one of the larger tribes of the Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi. In Bhakkar, they occupy the northern third of the district. In Multan, they were one of the larger of the Saraiki-speaking tribes.
  • Dab - The Dab are a small Jat clan found mainly in Shorkot Tehsil.
  • Daha - The 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.
  • Dahba - The Dahba claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs. They are found mainly in Gujrat District.
  • Daher - The Daher claim Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan and are found in Jhang, Chiniot, Sargodha, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and Multan districts.
  • Dandiwal - The Dandiwal are a clan that claims Chauhan Rajput ancestry. The Muslim branch was found in Hissar District, and they were one of the larger Mulla Jat clans. They are now found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Sahiwal districts.
  • Dawana - The Dawana are a major clan of the Rajput tribe. They are originally from Ludhiana and migrated to Punjab in 1012. After a number of wars they shifted to Jhang and surrounding areas.
  • Deo - The Deo claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry. They are found through out central Punjab, and prior to partition, were also found in Amritsar and Jalandhar districts. They are closely connected to the Sohal and Deol clan.
  • Dhaliwal - The Dhaliwal or Dhariwal are a major Jat clan in Mandi Bahauddin district. They are also found in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore and Narowal. Prior to partition, a good many were also found in Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur and Amritsar.
  • Dhamial - The Dhamial claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum District and the Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District.
  • Dhandla - The Dhandla claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Layyah District.
  • Dhandu - The Dhandu claim descent from the Panwar Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe, found mainly in Bahawalpur District.
  • Dhanoa - The Dhanoa clan came from pre-1947 northern India. After the partition of India and Pakistan, many Dhanoa Jats moved to east Punjab. They are now dispersed throughout Punjab, but mainly reside in the Ropar District.
  • Dharni - Dharni's came into the Punjab region from the present central Asia.
  • Dhillon - Another famous central Punjab tribe, found in Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Shaikhupura, Sargodha and Gujrat districts. Prior to partition, found through East Punjab as well.
  • Dhindsa - The Dhindsa claim descent from the Saroha Rajputs. They are found mainly in Gujrat, Sialkot and Faisalabad districts. Prior to partition, they were also found mainly in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala districts.
  • Dhoot - Most Dhoot tribesmen reside in Hoshiarpur District of East Punjab.
  • Dhotar - The Dhotar are found mainly in Gujranwala District. They claim close connection with the Sekhon Jats.
  • Dhudhi - A tribe of Bar nomads claiming Parmar Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sargodha, Sialkot, Jhang, Vehari, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Okara districts.
  • Dosanjh - The Muslim branch of the Dosanj were found mainly in Kapurthala and Jalandhar districts. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad district.
  • Duggal - A small Jat clan found in Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha districts. They should not be confused with the Khatri Duggal clan, which is entirely distinct.
  • Ghallu - A Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found mainly in Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Muzaffargarh districts. They trace their descent from a Rajput prince.
  • Ghuman - The Ghuman are of both Rajput and Jat status. The Ghuman descent from the Janjua Rajputs. They are found primarily in Sialkot and Gujranwala districts. Prior to partition, Muslim Ghuman were also found in Gurdaspur and Amritsar.
  • Gill - One of the larger Jat clans. Historically, the Gills were found as far west as Sargodha and far east as Patiala. Many also settled in the canal colonies of Faisalabad and Sahiwal. They remain the third largest Muslim Jat tribe, after the Sandhus and Sidhus.
  • Godara - The Godara were another Mulla Jat clan found mainly in Hissar and Sirsa. Like other Mulla Jat clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition.
  • Gondal - The Gondal are found mainly in Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum, Chakwal and Sargodha districts. They claim descent from the Chauhan Rajputs. The Gondal of Rawalpindi claim to be Rajputs. Makhdoom due to family of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA) are also descent from the Gondal. The Gondal are one of larger Jat clans of Northwest Punjab.
  • Goraya - The Muslim branch of the Goraya were found mainly in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts. They settled in the 19th century in the canal colonies districts of Sargodha, Sahiwal and Faisalabadand also settled in the 18th century in Mirpurkhas (Deh 160 Digri)Sindh.
  • Grewal - The Grewal Jat claim Chandel Rajput ancestry. The Muslim branch of the Grewal were concentrated in Ludhiana District. They are now scattered in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts.
  • Gujar -
  • Gujjral - The Gujral Jat claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Gujrat and Jhelum districts. The Jat Gujjral have no connection with the Khatri Gujral, although both communities originate in the Jhelum region.
  • Hal - The Hal clan are found in Jhelum District.
  • Hamooka - A Jat clan claiming Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Sargodha, Khushab and Chakwal districts.
  • Hanjra - The Hanjra were found mainly in Gujranwala, Lahore and Amritsar districts. They are also the largest Jat clan in Muzaffargarh District.
  • Hans - The Hans clan claims descent from a Qureshi Arab who settled in Pakka Sidhar in Sahiwal District. His descendants intermarried with the Jat tribes of the neighbourhood, and as such became Jat. Found in Sahiwal, Khanewal, Layyah and Bhakkar districts.
  • Heer or Hayer - The Hayer generally pronounced as Heer (and spelled Hayre), are one of three original or Asl clans of the Jat, the other two being Bhullar and Maan. They are among the Punjabi-speaking Jat clans of central Punjab, and also among the Saraiki-speaking tribes.
  • Heer, Heer, Hir, Heir, Her, Hayer, Haer is gotra of Jats found in Punjab (India), Haryana and Pakistan. They originated from Heer Syala place.The Jat Gotra 'Heer' and 'Her' are the same. 'Her' is originated from 'Heers'.
  • Hundal - The Hundal claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They were found mainly in Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts. Hundal villages in Gurdaspur were in Shakargarh Tehsil, which is now in the Narowal District. The Amritsar Hundals are now founded mainly in Faisalabad District.
  • Hunjan - The Hunjan Jats claim Georgian origin.
  • Jai - A Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found mainly in Multan and Khanewal districts.
  • Jajja - They are descendants of King Jajja of Kashmir 748-751 A.D.[13] They are prominent in the Jutt family. There are twelve villages of the Jajja family in District Sialkot. Most of them are on the western side of Qila Suba Singh, now called Qila Kalarwala-Pasrur Road, and to the eastern side of BRB Canal. They are Jats. No other Jat clan or other landlord family is found in any of these villages except the Jajjas. Landowners are only Jajjas. Villages are Khan Jajja, Mohrikey Jajja, Ooncha Jajja, Ghanokey Jajja, Hussa Jajja, Lodhikey Jajja, Jeowali Jajja and some villages in Bahawalpur tehsil Yazman Chak 62DB, 68DB, 63DB, 89DB, etc.
  • Jakhar - Some Jakhar claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs, others from the Chauhan Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found in Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar, Multan and Khanewal districts.
  • Jandral - The Jandral claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum and Chakwal districts.
  • Jandran - The Jandran claim that they are converted to Islam from Sikhism. Some claim to be Jat and some claim to be Mughal. The tribe is found mainly in Jhang, Khanewal, Vehari, Lahore, Lodhran and Faisalabad districts of Punjab. The main villages of the tribe are Jandran in Sargodha District, and Jandran Khurd and Jandran Kallan in Okara District.
  • Jhammat - The Jhammat claim descent from the Parmar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Jhelum, Khushab, Bhakkar and Layyah districts.
  • Jhawari - The Jhawari claim descent from the Khokhar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin and Khushab districts.
  • Jhujh - The Jhujh claim descent from the Chauhan Rajputs. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin, Okara, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts. Mong (Mandi Bahaudin), Pipli Bakka Jhujh (Sargodha), Jhujh Khurd and Jhujh Kalan (Okara) are the main villages of this clan. They are classified as an agricultural Mohammadan Jat clan,[14] and found in Montgomery (Sahiwal)and Shahpur districts.
  • Johal - The Muslim Johal were found mainly in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Some had also settled in Faisalabad in the 19th century. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Toba Tak Singh districts.
  • Juta - The Jat are a small clan, found mainly in Shorkot Tehsil, and neighbouring Toba Tek Singh District.
  • Kadher - The Kahder are found mainly in District Mandi Bahauddin and in Nanakana Sahib. In Mandi Bahauddin there is a union council by the name of Kadher (UC:22 Kadhar). In district Nankana Sahib there is only one village where the Kadher live (Burj Bibi). The word Kadher is also sometimes written as Kadhar.
  • Kahlon - The Kahlon are found mainly in Sialkot, Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts. They are now scattered throughout central Punjab.
  • Kallu - The Kallu are found mainly in Sargodha and Khushab district. A few were also found in Amritsar and Jalandhar prior to partition.
  • Kalhora - Kalhora or Sarai, originally a Jat tribe, also known as Doddi Lati, which gave a dynasty to Sind and is still represented in Dera Ghazi Khan. Its ancestors were darweshes who followed the tenets of the Sayyid Muhammad, the Junpuri, a noted teacher, and one of them, Harmus, espoused a daughter of the Abara Jats of Sind, receiving a grant of land as her dower. His son or grandson. Shaikh Nasir, and his son Shaikh Din Muhammad established their temporal and spiritual authority over the Abara territory in Upper Sind. His brother Yar Muhammad threw off all allegiance to the Mughals, seized the Siwistan sarkar of Thatha, the Siwi mahali of Bakhar in the Multan Province, and Dihar, and wrested the title of Khudayar from the Mughal authorities. His descendant Nur Muhammad drove the Daudpotras out of the zamindari of Lakkhi, in the Bakhar mahal. In 1736-37 the Lati Khan, Khudayar received the province of Thatha, together with the southern part of the Bakhar sarkar, but two or three years later he was stripped of two-thirds of his territory by Nadir Shah. After Nadir Shahs death however the Khudayar assumed authority over all Sind, under the nominal suzerainty of the Durranis, but their rule was short-lived. Nur Muhammad Kalhora was succeeded on his death in 1762 by his son Muhammad Murad, but he only ruled for five years and was deposed by the Talpur Baloch, who set up his brother Mian Ghulam Shah (1757-58). An attempt by his brother Attar Khan to regain Sind, under the authority of a Durrani grant, failed, Ghulam Shah died in 1771, while superintending the erection of the fortress of Haidarabad in Sindh, after a stormy reign of 15 years. He had in 1758 allowed the East India Company to establish a factory in Sindh, but Sarfarz Khan, his son and successor, cancelled the permit in 1775. A year previously he had caused Bahram Khan, head of the Talpurs, and one of his sons to be assassinated, and this led his dethronement, in or about 1786.
  • Kalyal - The Kalyal claim descent from the Chandravanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Chakwal and Rawalpindi districts, and are the second largest Jat clan in the region, after the Gondal. Like other Jat clans of the Pothohar region, many claim to be Rajput.
  • Kalyar - The Kalyar claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are the principal tribe of the Kirana Bar. They are found in Sargodha, Jhang, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Faisalabad districts.
  • Kang - The Kang are one of the larger Jat clans. They claim descent from Jogah, who was also an ancestor of the Sohal and Natt Jats. They are found in Lahore, Shaikhupura, Sialkot, Gujrat, Sargodha, Narowal, Faisalabad and Sahiwal districts. Prior to partition, many Muslim Kang were also found in Amritsar, Firozpur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts.
  • Kanyal - The Kanyal are another Jat clan from the Pothohar region. They claim descent from the Minhas Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Gujrat and Rawalpindi districts.
  • Kathia - Originating from Parmara Rajputs, the Kathia are a unique Jat tribe. They arefound in Pakistan's districts of Jhelum, Sahiwal, and Mandi Bahauddin. They have been present in these regions of Punjab since the time of Alexander the Great. They represent a small portion of the total Jat population.
  • Khaira - The Khaira claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found throughout central Punjab, and prior to partition, were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Khanewal, Lahore, Sialkot, Kasur and Gujranwala districts.
  • Khar - The Khar claim descent from the Kharal Rajputs. They are found in Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Bhakkar districts.
  • Khatarmal - The Khatarmal claim descent from the famous Gakhar tribe. Their ancestor married into the Jat community, and they now considered Jat. They can be found in Jhelum and Gujrat districts.
  • Khatri - The Khatri are a Mulla Jat clan, who were found in Sonepat and Rohtak. They are now found in Okara and Sahiwal districts. The Khatri Jat have no connection with the famous Khatri tribe of Punjab.
  • Khingar - The Khinger claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found in Attock, Rawalpindi and Jhelum districts. Like other clans of the Pothohar region, they have a dual identity, some claiming to be Jat, and some to be Rajput.
  • Khoti - The Khoti claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum and Chakwal districts.
  • Kianth - The Kianth are a small Jat clan who claim Rajput ancestry from Rajasthan. They are found in Faisalabad District, Rahim Yar Khan District and Kashmir. The Kianth Jat have no connection with the Kainth caste of India.
  • Kohja - The Kohja claim descent from a Turkish nobleman. They were found in Jalandhar District until partition. They are now found in Jhang District.
  • Lak - The Lak claim ancestry from the Parmar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Khushab, Mandi Bahuaddin and Jhang districts.
  • Lalli - Lalli is an important Jat clan name and belongs to the White Huns group of the Jats who invaded India in the 6th century. According to the ancient records, one Lalli used to be the governor of the Afghanistan area in the 7th century.
  • Langrial - The Langrial have a number of traditions. Some claim Rajput ancestry, others claim to be Qureshi Arabs. They are one of the most widespread of the Jat clans, found in Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Vehari, Khanewal and Lodhran districts.
  • Lehal (also spelled Lehel, Lahal, Lehl, Lel or Lahil) - The Lehal are mostly Sikhs and Muslims in east Punjab and Hindu Jats in the Haryana state of India. They are found in the Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ferozpur and Patiala districts of east Punjab. They are also found in Karnal district of Haryana. Some feel that they are related to the Magyar chieftain Lehel, a leader of the Hungarian army who died in 955 in the Battle of Augsburg.
  • Lidhar - The Lidhar claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot and Narowal districts.
  • Lodhra - Lodhra is an old Jat clan that lives mostly in south and north Punjab. They live in Lodhran District, Multan District, Gujranwala District and Bahawalpur District.
  • Lodike - The Lodike are a clan of the Kharal Rajputs. They are found in Gujranwala District, where they occupy 82 villages.
  • Lohanch - The Lohanch are a small Jat clan, found only in Muzaffargarh District.
  • Lurka - The Lurka are a small Jat clan found in the Sandal Bar region. They are now confined to Faisalabad District.
  • Makhdoom - The Makhdoom descendant of the Gondal clan, found mainly in Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum, Chakwal, Hafizabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Malakwal and Sargodha districts. They claim descent from the Chauhan Rajputs.
  • Maan - The Maan are one of the original Jat clans, together with the Bhullar and Heer/Hayer being known as the Asl or original Jats. They are found throughout central Punjab. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Firuzpur and Patiala districts. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts. The Maan were also found among the Mulla Jat of Karnal District.
  • Mahil - The Mahil claim Chandravanshi Rajput ancestry. Muslim Mahil were found in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Firuzpur, Hoshiarpur and Patiala. They are now found in Okara, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Faisalabad districts.
  • Mahra - The Mahra claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found mainly in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Layyah districts.
  • Maitla - The Maitla claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhang, Sargodha, Multan, Bahawalpur, Muzafarghar, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Okara and Sahiwal districts.
  • Majoka - This clan is found at the banks of river Jehlum in the Sargodha District. The ancestry of Majoka clan is not fully clear yet. Majokas claim ancestry from Muslim invaders of India in the seventh century. However, other opinions include a Rajput or Chadhar descent.
  • Makwal - The Makwal claim Qureshi Arab ancestry. They are found mainly in Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh districts.
  • Mallana - The Mallana are a Jat tribe found throughout Punjab. They claim descent from a Mughal nobleman.
  • Malhi - The Malhi claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sialkot District.
  • Malik - The Malik are a Mulla Jat clan, and are also known as the Ghatwala. They were found in Sonepat and Rohtak in Haryana. Now they are found mainly in Okara, Sahiwal and Vehari districts.
  • Mamyal - The Mamyal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found only in Rawalpindi District, principally in the village of Mamyal in Kahuta Tehsil.
  • Manda - The Manda are found mainly in Sialkot District.
  • Mangat - The Mangat claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat districts. Muslim Mangat were also found in Ambala and Ludhiana districts. They too have settled in Mandi Bahauddin.
  • Manjotha - The Manjotha claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are found in Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh districts.
  • Marath - The Marath claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sargodha and Gujranwala districts.
  • Marhal - The Marhal are a Mulla Jat clan. They were found in Samana and Karnal in Haryana, and from this clan came the family of the Nawabs of Karnal. Many have now settled in Hyderabad in Sindh, while others are found in Multan.
  • Marral - The Marral claim Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, and are found in Jhang, Bahawalpur, Multan and Sahiwal districts.
  • Marrar - Marrar is a Jatt tribe of Pakistan, India. According to the book Glossary of tribes Castes of Punjab and NW Province Marrars were Sombansi Rajputs. The Marrars in Gujrat say they came into the Punjab from Samana, India in the service of Moghul King Akbar who settled them in the Gujrat district of Punjab.
  • Matharu - The Matharu claim Jadaun Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Patiala districts.
  • Mathyal - The Mathyal (sometimes pronounced Matial) claim Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi and Jhelum districts.
  • Mekan - The Mekan claim Parmar Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sargodha, Jhang, Jhelum and Chakwal districts.
  • Nanda - Nanda Jats are said to be of Georgian, Tatar, Kazakh and Chechen origin. They are mostly found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Islamabad, etc.
  • Nagra - The Nagra are connected with the Cheema clan, and claim Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are found in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts.
  • Nagyal - The Nagyal claim Minhas Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujrat and Rawalpindi districts.
  • Naich - The Naich claim Rajput ancestry. They found in Bahawalpur, Sadiqabad, Kabirwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar and Khushab districts of Punjab. The Naich are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan.
  • Nain - The Nain are a Mulla Jat clan. They were found in Patiala, Bhatinda and Hissar. Like other Mulla Jats, they moved to Pakistan after partition. They are now found mainly in Multan, Sahiwal and Okara districts.
  • Narwa/Narma - Narwa/Narma are a Jatt/Rajput Clan in Gujrat Kashmir Rawalpindi and Narowal. According to tradition they are descended from a Raja Karan whos other son found the Thathal Clan.
  • Naswana or Nissowana - The Naswana (also pronounced Nissowana) claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Chiniot, Jhang, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts.
  • Nathyal - The Nathyal claim Janjua Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Gujrat, Chakwal and Rawalpindi districts.
  • Natt - The Natt claim Chandravanshi Rajputs ancestry. They are found in Gujranwala and Sialkot districts.
  • Naul - The Naul claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Kasur, Sahiwal, Okara, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Jhang districts.
  • Nonari - The Nonari claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Layyah, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Rahim Yar Khan districts.
  • Noon - The Noon claim to be a clan of Bhatti Rajputs. Some consider themselves Jat, while others claim to be Rajput. The Noon of Bhakkar and Layyah generally claim to be Jat, while those of Sargodha and Multan claim to be Rajput.
  • Padda - The Padda claim descent from the Rajputs. They are found in Sialkot and Narowal districts.
  • Pannun - The Pannun claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Firozpur.
  • Pansota - The Pansota have settled in Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts. Most of them migrated from Indian city of Hoshiarpur.
  • Parhar - The Parhar are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found throughout southern Punjab, with a few villages in Sargodha District. They are Parihar Rajputs by origin.
  • Phogat - The Phogat were another Mulla Jat clan. Muslim Phogat were found in Sonepat and Rohtak. They are now found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Kasur districts.
  • Punyal - The Punyal are a Jat clan found mainly in Dadayal district of Mirpur POK. They are also found in Gujar Khan area.
  • Randhawa - The Randhawa claim Jadaun Rajput ancestry. The Randhawa are one of the larger Jat tribes, found in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Lahore and Kasur districts. Prior to partition, Muslim Randhawa were also present in Amritsar, Firuzpur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Patiala districts.
  • Ranjha - The Ranjha claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum and Sargodha districts. The tribe is famous for producing Deedo Ranjha, the main character in the legend of Heer Ranjha.
  • Ranu - Ranu is the surname of Jatt Sikhs in Punjab. There are many villages of Ranu Jatts in Punjab, mainly Sarhala Ranuan, Bharo Majara Ranuan, Jasso Majara, Bahar Majara near Phagwara (all in SBS Nagar), Ranwan in Malerkotla District. Ranu, like other Punjabi Jatts, have emigrated in large numbers to the UK, Canada, USA, Italy, Australia, and all over the world. Some families have their surname listed as Rana instead of Ranu on their passports.
  • Ranyal - The Ranyals are predominantly found in the Jhelum region, extending north to Mirpur. Like many clans from the Potohar area, some Ranyals/Arnyals claim to be of Rajput Janjua descent.
  • Sagla - The Sagla claims Panwar Rajput ancestrry. They are found in Sahiwal District.
  • Sahi - In Pakistani Punjab the Sahi are mainly found in Sialkot district, especially in the Daska tehsil of Sialkot. Some of the Sahi Jatts are located in Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sahiwal and Jhelum.
  • Sahotra - The Sahotra are found both among the Punjabi-speaking Jats of central Punjab and the Saraiki-speaking clans. They are found in Faisalabad, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.
  • Samra - The Samra claim Chandravanshi Rajput ancestry. The Muslim Samra were found in Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Firozpur districts. They are now found in Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Shaikhupura and Faisalabad districts.
  • Samtia - The Samtia claim Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe found in Bhakkar, Layyah and Muzaffargarh districts.
  • Sandhal - The Sandal are small Saraiki-speaking Jat clan in Mailsi in Vehari District.
  • Sandhila - The Sandhila claim Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe found in Layyah, Bhakkar, Multan, Lodhran, Dera Ghazi Khan and Khanewal districts.
  • Sandhu - The Sandhu are the largest Muslim Jat clan. They are found throughout central Punjab in many villages. They have played a significant role in the social and political spectrum of Pakistan. Many renowned Sandhu families lives in Lahore District (also known as Majha). They also have a considerable presence in Sheikhupura District, Sialkot District, Gujranwala District, Gujrat District and Faisalabad District (although the Pakistani Sandhu Jatts are the descendants of Sandhus who migrated from Punjab and Haryana).
  • Sangha - The Sangha are Jats from an Indo-Scythian background. Most of the Sangha Jats live in and around Moga, Jalandhar, Ferozepur, Kapurthala, Sialkot, Muridke, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Multan and Kharian.
  • Sarai - The Sarai claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found throughout central Punjab, mainly in Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sargodha, Shaikhupura and Faisalabad districts.
  • Saroya - The Saroya are found in Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad.
  • Sial - The Sial tribe are a branch of Jatt originating predominantly from the Jhang District of northern Punjab, Pakistan. The Sials are predominantly Muslims; there are also Christian, Sikh, Hindu Sials.
  • Sidhu - The Sidhu are the largest Muslim Jat clan in the Punjab. According to the 1911 Census of India, one-third of the Sidhu were Muslim and rest were Sikh. They were found throughout central Punjab, stretching from Sargodha and Gujrat in the west to Karnal in the east. Lahore was and remains a stronghold of the tribe. In addition to Lahore, they are found in Kasur, Okara, Vehari, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Gujrat, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal district. They are also found in Sanghar District of Sindh. The Sidhu claim a common origin with the Bhatti Rajput.
  • Sikhana - The Sikhana are found in Khipro, Sanghar District, Sindh.
  • Sipra - The Sipra are a clan of Gill Jats. They are found in Jhang, Chiniot, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts.
  • Sohal - The Sohal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They were found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Firuzpur and Jallandhar districts. Like other Muslim Jats from east Punjab, they migrated to Pakistan after partition. In addition to Gujranwala, Sialkot and Lahore, they are also found in Faisalabad and Sahiwal districts.
  • Soomra - The Soomra are a large Jat tribe of possible Arab ancestry. They are found throughout southern Punjab, with concentrations in Layyah and Rajanpur district. They are sometimes confused with the Samra of central Punjab; the two are in fact entirely distinct tribes. In Sindh, the Soomra or Soomro are the largest Sindhi tribe, found throughout the province.
  • Takhar - The Takhar claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat districts.
  • Talokar/Thalokar - The Talokar/Thalokar are a clan of Jat who claim to be the brothers of Sial and Tiwana (Tila.Sila and Taloka). That tribe accepted Islam on the hand of Baba Farid Shukar Gunj, who came from India and first settled near Bhera, village known as Kalara and Kurrar Talokar. Later they came west and settled permanently on the east side of the Indus River, known as Bakharra (Kacha) and Ding/Khola (Thal), now in Mianwali.
  • Tatlah - The Tatlah claim Hajuah Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat districts.
  • Tatri - The Tatri claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha districts.
  • Thaheem -
  • Thathal - Thathal/Thathar is a Jatt clan. The Thathals of Rawalpindi claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry from a Raja Karan. According to tradition they are descended from a Raja Karan, whose other son founded the Narwa/Narma tribe. They are found in Jhelum, Gujrat, Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Narowal districts.
  • Tiwana - The Tiwana tribe, like many in Punjab, have both Rajput and Jat identity. The Khushab branch of the Tiwana claim to be Parmar Rajputs. Prior to partition, there were a fair number of Muslim Tiwanas in Patiala District. Most of these Tiwanas claim to be Jat. The Patiala Tiwanas migrated to Pakistan after partition. They are now found mainly in Sargodha district.
  • Toor - The Toor Jat claim Tomar Rajput ancestry. In fact, Toor is a shortened form of Tomar. Most of the Toor Jats were found in Amritsar and Jalandhar. They are now found mainly in Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalbad.
  • Tulla - The Tulla claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Gujrat, Jhelum and Mandi Bahauddin districts.
  • Uppal - The Uppal claim Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad districts.
  • Uttera - The Uttera claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Multan, Lodhran and Rahim Yar Khan districts.
  • Ves Jats - Ves Jats are said to be of Turkish origin.
  • Virk - In Punjab (Pakistan), a majority of Virks live in the Sheikhupura district and some are scattered in Sialkot District. There is a small village in Sialkot known as Virk, inhabited by Virk Jats. Virks still control the city of Sheikhupura (the ancient Virkgarh), both politically and economically. In India, Virks are mainly concentrated in the Karnal district of Haryana. Prominent Virk families are concentrated in villages around Tehsil Assandh, District Karnal, and a few are temporarily living in Patiala District.
  • Wahiniwal - The Wahiniwal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sahiwal and Faisalabad districts.
  • Waiha - The Waiha claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Bahawalpur.
  • Wahla - The Wahla claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found in Sialkot and Narowal districts. The literal meaning of Wahla is said to be "one excellent warrior". They were said to be the ancient rulers per various ancient traditions, accounts and modern researchers. From the perspective of the Subcontinent, they date back to an ancient independent and powerful state that existed around the 1st century AD. Wahla was the name of the king of that state, from whom all the Wahlas in the world have descended.
  • Waraich - The Waraich are said to be of Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are found in Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar districts.
  • Waseer - One of the ancient Jatt tribes, found both in India and Pakistan. The Waseers claim descent from the Parmar Rajputs. They accepted Islam before Hazrat Deewan Shah Chaawali Mashaaikh. They are found mainly in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Vehari, Ghotki (Sindh) and Toba Tek Singh districts.

Famous Muslim Jats

  • Barrister Sultan Mahmood The first Prime Minister of POK who belongs to the Thathal tribe of Jats.
  • Lord Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed Member of the House of Lords, having become the United Kingdom's first Muslim life peer in 1998 and belongs to the Kalyal Jat tribe.
  • Hina Rabbani Khar Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Appointed in July 2011 and daughter of Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar Provincial Minister of Punjab in Nawaz Sharif's Government in Punjab from 1988 to 1990.
  • Chaudhry Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, KCSI (February 6, 1893 - September 1, 1985) was a Pakistani politician, diplomat, international jurist, and scholar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, known for drafting the Pakistan Resolution, for his representation of Pakistan at the United Nations, and serving as a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He was called Chaudhury because of his belonging to the Jat clan of Sahi.

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References

  1. Imperial Gazetteer of India Volume 15 page 100
  2. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jat_Clans_of_West_Punjab)
  3. Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  4. हवासिंह सांगवान: असली लुटेरे कौन, पृ. 81
  5. Al-Hind, the Making of the Indo-Islamic World, Volume 1 By André Wink

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