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Kundi (कुंडी) Jat Gotra is found in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Mianwali District in Pakistan. Kundi (कुंडी) or Khundi (खुंडी) for Khandya (खंड्या) Jat.[1]


Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[2] mentions The Ariani and the adjoining Nations..... the towns of Pucolis, Lyphorta, the desert of the Methorgi25, the river Manais26, the nation of the Acutri, the river Eorum, the nation of the Orbi, the Pomanus, a navigable river in the territories of the Pandares, the Apirus in the country of the Suari, with a good harbour at its mouth, the city of Condigramma, and the river Cophes27; into which last flow the navigable streams of the Saddaros28, the Parospus, and the Sodanus.

25 Parisot says that this is the desert region now known as Eremaier, to the east of Mount Maugracot.

26 As Parisot remarks, our author is now approaching the sea-shore; these places, however, do not appear to have been identified.

27 Not the same as the river Cophen or Cophes mentioned in c. 24, the modern Kabul. Hardouin takes it to be the same as the Arbis or Arabius of Ptolemy, the modern Hilmend or Ilmend.

28 Parisot seems to think that the modern names of these rivers are the Sal, the Ghir, and the Ilmentel, which, according to him, flow into the Ilmend.

Mention by Panini

Kundi (कुण्डी) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [3]


H.A. Rose[4] writes that Kundi (कुण्डी) is a Pathan tribe of the same descent as the Niazi. The original Kundi country consists of a tract lying along the Sohali stream below the Bhittani range in the Tank tahsil of Dera Ismail Khan. The tribe is loathe to emigrate and herds together in its old villages, and all their eastern villages have been occupied by immigrants from Marwat. The Kundis are a Pawinda tribe, but settled in the district about the same time as the Daulat Khel Lohani.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jaipur district


Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Badayun district


Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Kundi were the principal Muslim Jat clan in :

  • Mianwali District - Population of Kundi (1,338)


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