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Noon (नून)[1] Nun (नून)/ Nuniya (नूनिया)[2][3] Nunia/Nuniyan (नूनियाँ)[4]Nuhania (नूहनियाँ) [5] Nuhaniya (नूहनियाँ)[6] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan[7] and in Pakistan. Nuniyal (नूनियाल) Jat Gotra is also found in Ahirs.[8]


It is said to be originated from samrat named Nahusha (नहुष). [9]

According to H A Rose they descended from Nun, son of Kulyar in the ancestry of Bhattis.[10]

Jat Gotras Namesake


B S Dahiya[13] writes: Nun or Nunna is mentioned by L A Waddel as a title of Phoinician kings.[14] They are mentioned in Rajatarangini as Lāvaņya sanskritised form of Nūn (salt) and are described as fierce fighters. A Nūn from Rohtak is specially mentioned. [15]

Jai (जय), Jat clan is found in Shujabad tahsil, Multan district,Pakistan. Its eponym was a brother of Nun.[16]

H A Rose[17] writes that ....Bhatti, the leader under whom they recrossed the Indus, had two sons Dasal and Jaisal. The former settled in Bhattiana and from him are descended the Sidhu-Barar Jats, the Wattu being also descendants of his grandson, Rajput. With this tradition may be compared the following detailed account of the Bhattis of Bahawalpur, in which State they have 15 principal clans. We reproduce here only one relevant clan:

xi. Kulyar or Kawalyur which has an interesting history :— Kulyar was a son of Rana Raj Wadhan, who had four other sons, (1) Utterā, (2) Nun, (3) Kanjun, (4) Hatar. The tradition is that the ancestors of Raj Wadhan lived in ancient times near Ghajni, whence they migrated to Delhi, which after a time they left for Bhatner. In the 7th century of the Hijra Raj Wadhan together with his tribe left Bhatner and settled near Chhanb Kulyar (now in the Lodhran tahsil of Multan), which in those days lay on the southern bank of the Sutlej and formed part of the dominions of Rai Bhutta, the ruler of a city, the greater part of which was destroyed by the Sutlej flowing over it; ; but parts of its ruins are still to be seen on the right bank of the Ghāra (in tahsil Lodhran). Rana, Raj Wadhan had a beautiful daughter whom Rai Bhutta, desired to marry. The request was refused by Kulyar, the eldest son of Raj Wadhan ; and the result was that a sanguinary battle took place in which Rai Bhutta, was slain. The tract of the country thus conquered by the Kulyars became known as Chhanb Kulyilr, which name it still retains. At this time Sher Shah Sayyid Jalal was living in Uch, where Rana Raj Wadhan and his sons went to see him and embraced Islam. Raj Wadhan remained at Uch, Uttera, occupied the ' Viah ' (Bias), Nun began to live on the Ravi, (and that tribe is now dominant in Shujabad tahsil), Kanjun at the Donari Mari (?), and Kulyar made Chhanb Kulyar his residence. Hatar was deprived of his share of the inheritance.

Sir H. M. Elliot Edited by John Dowson[18] writes that When the author ( Minhaju-s Siraj) was at Lakhnauti, he made enquiries about that place, and learnt that it was a pretty large city. The ramparts of it are built of stone. The inhabitants of it are Brahmans and Nunis (Nuniyan), and the city is under the sway of the chief of these people. They profess the Buddhist religion. Every morning in the market of that city, about fifteen hundred horses are sold. All the saddle horses4 which come into the

[p. 312]: territory of Lakhnauti are brought from that country. Their roads pass through the ravines of the mountains, as is quite com- mon in that part of the country. Between Kamrup and Tibet there are thirty-five mountain passes through which horses are brought to Lakhnauti.

In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[19] tells us....When Garga went to Visharākuta in Mandala, the king caused Sadda, Hamsaratha and Nonaratha to be brought to him by messengers. The wicked king tortured them by sparks of fire and points of needle and left them all but dead. (p.38) (NonarathaNoon)

Rajatarangini[20] tells us....At the time of Murder of the king Sussala in 1127 AD, Sahajapala, the ornament of the line of Bhavuka, of superior prowess among the spiritless servants of the king, ran with sword and shield ; and when the rebels saw him, they went out by a side way. But this powerful man was wounded by their servants, and he fell on the ground. The shame of the Rajpoots was washed by his blood. The learned Nona went before them, and though a native of the country, resembled the Rajpoots in person, and so they mistook him for Rajpoot and killed him.(p.114) (NonaNoon)

Rajatarangini [21] mentions ....Durlabhaka was son of Durlabhavardhana by queen Ananga then reigned. He assumed the name of Pratapaditya after the title of the dynasty of his maternal grandfather by whom he was adopted as his son. He had a rich minister named Oda, who built a village named Hanumata for the habitation of the Brahmanas. This powerful king built a beautiful town named Pratapapura, where merchants from many places came and settled ; and among others Nona from Rohita. This Nona built Nonamatha for the habitation of the Brahmanas of Rohita.

Villages founded by Noon clan

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani district

Mandhan Tosham,

Villages in Hisar district


Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Noon named village is in Gurdaspur tahsil of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, India.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Nunia or Nuniya (नूनिया)is a jat gotra found in Jhunjhunu] district in Rajasthan.

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Ghasi Ka Bas, Lalpur, Nunia Gothra, Noohaniya (नुहानिया), Udawas (7), Bijarniya Ki Dhani

Villages in Hanumangarh district


Distribution in Pakistan

Noon - The Noon claim to be a clan of Bhatti Rajputs. Some consider themselves Jat, while others claim to be Rajput. The Noon of Bhakkar and Layyah generally claim to be Jat, while those of Sargodha and Multan claim to be Rajput.

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

Notable persons from this clan


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. न-67
  2. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.241, s.n.161
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. न-67
  4. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.47,s.n. 1422
  5. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.47,s.n. 1421
  6. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. न-58
  7. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  8. Ram Sarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter VI,p.111
  9. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 260
  10. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/B, pp.102-103
  11. Alexander Cunningham: The Ancient Geography of India/Taki, p.157
  12. Alexander Cunningham: The Ancient Geography of India/Taki, p.157
  13. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 264
  14. L A Waddel , op. cit., p. 163
  15. RAJAT, IV, ii
  16. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.340
  17. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/B, pp.102-103
  18. The history of India : as told by its own historians. Volume II/VIII. Tabakat-i Nasiri of Minhaju-s Siraj,p.311
  19. Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII,p.38
  20. Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII (i) ,p.114
  21. Rajatarangini of Kalhana:Kings of Kashmira/Book IV (p.61)
  22. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.438-439

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