- 1 Origin of name
- 2 History
- 3 Dangis rulers at Eran
- 4 Villages founded by Dangi clan
- 5 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 6 Distribution in Haryana
- 7 Distribution in Uttar Pradesha
- 8 Distribution in Punjab
- 9 Notable Persons
- 10 References
Origin of name
As they lived in this hilly region, they are called Dangi, as Dang means Hill.
Ram Swarup Joon writes that Dangar, Dagar, Dingari, Dangi and Dalgi are all one and the same. They are found spread over Western and Eastern Punjab and U.P. According to the Dagars of Delhi area their ancestors had come from Gujrat and their forefather was one Yadu Bhan, nephew of Nabha-ji and brother of Jadija. For this reason Dagars are related to the Gondals.
As they lived in this hilly region, they are called Dagar or Danger. The Dagar have 20 villages in Delhi, and about 24 villages near Hindon in Jaipur State, some villages in Rohtak and about 25 villages in Bharatpur State. They are also found in Bikaner, Multan, Muzaffarnagar and Western Punjab.
Dangis rulers at Eran
Eran is an ancient historical place in Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh, India. It can be called to be the oldest historical town of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh. In earlier coins and inscriptions its name appears as Airikiṇa. From an early inscription at Sanchi we know that the residents of Eran had made some gifts to the famous Stupa situated at Sanchi. Eran is derived from Eraka. The word erakā probably refers to a kind of grass which grows at Eran in abundance. 
The village of Eran has a most interesting collection of archaeological relics. There is a fort in rulings attributed to the Dangis, who formerly dominated over this region. The site had a number of Vishnu shrines but nothing now remains except some of the lower courses of masonry, four standing columns with there architrave and some beams and part of door ways. The Principal statue is a colossal Varaha about 10 feet high. The excavation conducted by the Department of Archeaology of the University of Sagar have yielded relics similar to those found at Maheshwar and Tripuri showing that Eran formed the Northern most limit of the Chalcolithic culture in Madhya Pradesh.  Excavations were carried out at Eran in 1960-61 to 1964-65; and 1987-88.  Excavations at Eran have revealed about the earliest fort built by mud ramparts. Prof. K.D. Bajpaihas has studied coins from Eran excavations and has done a chronological analysis. He has given a note on ‘Svabhoganagara’ in the Eran inscription of Samudragupta. 
Villages founded by Dangi clan
- Dangia Ki Dhani (डांगियां की ढाणी) - village in Buhana tehsil of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan.
- Dangiyawas (दांगियावास) - village in Jodhpur tehsil and district in Rajasthan.
- Dangion Ki Dhani (डांगियों की ढाणी) - village in Sri Madhopur tahsil in Sikar district in Rajasthan.
- Hansas - village in Buhana tehsil of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan, was founded by Hansa Ram Dangi who came from Ojtoo about 350 years back.
- Ojtoo - village in Chirawa tahsil in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan is biggest village of Dangi clan.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Ambabari, Chandpol, Murlipura Scheme, Sanganer,
Villages in Alwar district
Villages in Sikar district
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Jodhpur district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Chittorgarh district
Villages in Pali district
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Bhiwani district
Villages in Panipat district
Villages in Rohtak district
Villages in Hisar District
Distribution in Uttar Pradesha
Villages in Bagpat district
Distribution in Punjab
- Anand Singh Dangi - MLA Meham.
- Late Sh. Shroop Singh Dangi - Ex Chairman Meham Block.
- Sudhir (Kullu) Dangi - Ex Chairman Meham Block
- Davender Dangi - Technical Director, Microtek Delhi.
- Mr. Rajbir Dangi - Govt. Service DEN (HQ), Northern Railway Railways, Ambala, New Delhi, H. No.-111, Kargil Appt., Sec-18, Dwarka, New Delhi, Ph: 011-28034222, 9729539210, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (PP-669)
- Mr. Jagat Singh Dangi - Educationist, Principal Education, Haryana Govt. GSSS Khakhra Road, 208/22, Dev Colony Rohtak Haryana, Ph : 01262-272867 (PP-925)
- Mr. Rishi Dangi - State Govt, BDO Revenue Haryana Govt. Hathin, 19/11, Railway Colony, Sewa Nagar, New Delhi. Ph: 011-24601059 (PP-1034)
- Shahid Lans Nayak Rajendra Singh Dangi - 16 Jat Regiment,From Neem Ka Thana, Sikar, Rajasthan, Martyr in December-2014. 
- Ravindra Dangi: IAS 2012 batch, Additional Secretary to Horticulture and Floriculture, Jammu, J&K Cadre, M: 9469112000
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ड-10
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.237, s.n.51
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. द--2
- Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan,H. W. Bellew, p.101
- Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 78-79
- K D Bajpai, Indian Numismatic studies, Ch 5, Pl I,4
- Excavations by ASI - Since Independence - Madhya Pradesh
- Indological Researches in India : Selected Works of Prof. K.D. Bajpai/edited by S.K. Bajpai. Delhi, Eastern Book Linkers, 2003, x, 452 p., $66. ISBN 81-7854-025-8, p. 35
- Indological Researches in India : Selected Works of Prof. K.D. Bajpai/edited by S.K. Bajpai. Delhi, Eastern Book Linkers, 2003, x, 452 p., $66. ISBN 81-7854-025-8, p. 41
- History and study of the Jats. B.S Dhillon.p.126
- Jat Gatha, January-2016,p.18
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