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(Chotia, Chotiya, Chautia, Chautiya, Chautya)

Location  : Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Country  : India, Afghanistan

Languages : Dhundhari, Rajasthani

Religion  : Hinduism

Chotya (चोट्‍या) Chotia (चोटिया) Chotiya (चोटिया) Chautia (चौटिया) Chautiya (चौटिया) Chautya (चौट्या) Gotra Jats are found in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Chot (चोट)/Chotiali clan is found in Afghanistan.[1] Chotia are a branch of Chauhan. Mali Jats were supporters of chauhans and worship Shakambhari and Jeenmata godesses like Chauhans. Mali and Chotia have brotherly relations.[2]

Jat Gotras Namesake


Chotia (चोटिया), one of the clans of the Pachadas (q. v.). They claim to be Chauhan descent from their eponym, Chotia. Most of them are only Hindus.[3]

H.A. Rose[4] writes that In Hissar the true Chauhans are immigrants and may be divided into two branches, the Nimrana* and Sidhmukh or, as they call themselves, Bārā Thāl. The Nimranas who are descendants of Raja Sangāt, a great-grandson of Chahir Deo, brother of Pirthi Raj, are sub-divided into two clans, Rāth and Bāgauta, both of which came from Gurgaon, the former tracing their origin to Jātsāna. The name Bagauta would appear to be connected with Bighota.

The Bārā Thāl had a group of 12 villages near Sidhmukh in Bikaner, close to a famous shrine of Guga.

The Sohu and Chotia Pachadas claim Chauhan descent.

Chotiya is the 430,675th most common surname at a global level. It is borne by around 1 in 9,109,432 people. The surname is mostly found in Asia, where 100 percent of Chotiya live; 54 percent live in South Asia and 54 percent live in Indo-South Asia. It is also the 575,894th most frequently occurring first name world-wide It is held by 241 people.

The surname Chotiya is most commonly used in India, where it is borne by 432 people, or 1 in 1,775,614. In India it is mostly concentrated in: Rajasthan, where 55 percent live, Maharashtra, where 26 percent live and Telangana, where 7 percent live. Beside India this last name exists in 3 countries. It also occurs in Thailand, where 46 percent live and The United States, where 0 percent live.

Villages founded by Chotiya clan

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[5] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Chotia clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[6]

Distribution in Gujarat

Villages in Banas Kantha district

Rampura, Sherpura,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Harda district

Bhairopur, Bhunnas, Sonkhedi, Uda Harda,

Villages in Dhar district

Jabada, Badnawar, Bakhatgarh[7] Derkha Urf Bharatgarh,

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam with population of this gotra are:

Banjali 3, Barbodana 1, Bardiya Goyal 1, Bhansa Dabar 1, Bodina 1, Dodiana 5, Kalmoda 2, Kuajhagar, Kunwajhagar 19, Malakheda 1, Peer Ingoliya 2, Raoti 1, Sarsi Ratlam 12,

Villages in Khargone district


Villages in Indore district

Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)

Villages in Dewas district


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Nagaur district

Badoo, Bhadwa Parbatsar, Banwarla, Chachiyawas, Charanwas Degana, Jasnagar Merta, Degana Ganw, Deh, Dholiya, Dugor Achla, Gogelao, Gwaloo, Gular, Indas, Jawla Parbatsar, Joshiyad, Jhunjharpura (15), Khajwana, Ledi, Meharana, Nathawara, Nathawari, Palri Jodha, Sabalpur Makrana,

Villages in Bikaner district

Dheerdesar Chotiyan, Nakodesar, Raner (t.Chhatargarh),

Villages in Ajmer district

Harmara Ajmer, Kotri Ajmer,

Villages in Ganganagar district


Villages in Tonk district

Kuhada (5), Kurad (17),

Villages in Jaipur district

Beesaloo (1), Madhopura Dudu, Surajpura (1),

Villages in Churu District

Villages in Sikar District


Villages in Barmer district


Villages in Jodhpur district


Villages in Pali district

Ramawas Khurd,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Khachwana, Sahjipura,

Villages in Bhilwara district


Notable persons

Gallery of Chotia people

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