Dhanetah

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Dhanetah (धनेताह) Dhaneta (धनेता) is gotra of Jats found in Kachchh district in Gujarat.

Origin

History

The Jats are a Maldhari cattle hearding group, and are mainly distributed in Kutch and Saurashtra region. They have three territorial divisions, the Halai Jat (found in Jamnagar and Porbandar), Verai Jat (Banaskantha District), and Kutchi Jat (found in Kutch District). The Kutchi are further subdivided into the Dhanetah, Girasia and Fakirani, the latter consider themselves superior to the other two, and are strictly endogenous. They are further divided into clans like the Badajang, Podani, Aamar, Vangayi, while the Girasia are divided into the Mudrag, Bhallad and Hallayi. All these clans, except the Fakirani, enjoy equal status. The Saurashtra Jat, known as Malaks, maintain a system of Gotra exogamy.[1]

Distribution in Gujarat

Found in Kutch district

Distribution in Rajasthan

Distribution in District Alwar

Dhaneta is village in Ramgarh tahsil in Alwar district in Rajasthan.

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

External Links

References

  1. People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 528-533

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