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Lar (लार)[1][2] [3] is Jat Gotra found in Pakistan. [4],[5] Lar clan is found in Afghanistan.[6]


Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[7] mentions The Seres.... The first river that is known in their territory is the Psitharas,9 next to that the Cambari, and the third the Laros; after which we come to the Promontory of Chryse,10 the Gulf of Cynaba, the river Atianos, and the nation of the Attacori on the gulf of that name, a people protected by their sunny hills from all noxious blasts, and living in a climate of the same temperature as that of the Hyperborei. Amometus has written a work entirely devoted to the history of these people, just as Hecatæus has done in his treatise on the Hyperborei.

9 Ptolemy speaks of it as the Œchordas.

10 The headland of Malacca, in the Aurea Chersonnesns, was also called by this name, but it is hardly probable that that is the place here meant.

Villages after Lar

Lar Ganderbal (लार) is a tahsil town in Ganderbal District of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. It is a newly established tehsil carved out of Ganderbal Tehsil.

Present Dammar clan

Dammar (डम्मर) tribe of Jats, originally called Lar (लार), immigrants from Sind, Pakistan. They affect the Sindhi title of Jam and claim to be superior to other Jats in that they do not marry daughters outside the tribe ; but the rule is often broken. [8]


According to H.A. Rose the Bhatras have 22 gots, of which 13 are found in Sialkot, which include Lar.[9]

Salar included in Thirty Six Royal Races by James Tod

James Tod is a pioneer historian on Jats who thoroughly scrutinized the bardic records of Rajasthan and Gujarat and also brought to light over a dozen inscriptions on the Jats. We reproduce the Chapter Chapter 7 Catalogue of the Thirty Six Royal Races from Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume I, Publisher: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1920, p. 138:

Silar or Salar. — Like the former, we have here but the shade of a name ; though one which, in all probability, originated the epithet Larike, by which the Saurashtra peninsula was known to Ptolemy and the geographers of early Europe. The tribe of Lar was once famous in Saurashtra, and in the annals of Anhilwara mention is made of Siddharaja Jayasingha having extirpated them throughout his dominions. Salar, or Silar, would therefore be distinctively the Lar. Indeed, the author of the Kumarpal Charitra styles it Rajtilak, or ' regal prince ' ; but the name only now exists amongst the mercantile classes professing the faith of Buddha [Jainism] : it is inserted as one of the eighty-four. The greater portion of these are of Rajput origin.

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census, the Lar Muslim Jat clan had a population of 778 in Muzaffargarh District in Pakistan.[10]

Notable persons

See also


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