Chandar

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Chandar (चंदड़)[1][2] Chandal (चन्दल) Chandad (चंदड़) Chandarh (चंदढ) Chander (चंदड़) is gotra of Jats in Indian Punjab and Pakistan.[3] Chandar clan is found in Afghanistan. [4] Chandar (चन्दर), a Muhammadan Jat clan is found in Montgomery and Sialkot. Cf. Chandarh. [5]

Origin

They get name from Chandravansh. [6]

History

Ram Sarup Joon[7] writes that...about 70 Jat Gotras joined the Gujar force and started calling themselves Gujars. Chandal is one of them.


Garcha, Sirhe, Nain, Chandarh, Dhanda, Kandhole and Khosa Jatts are close kins who are thought to have come from Turkistan (Scythian empire) in early historic times.

Population

Distribution in Pakistan

Chander is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan. According to 1911 census the Chander were the principal Muslim Jat clan in:

  • Lahore District - Chander (1,221)

Notable persons

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