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Tama (तमा) is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan.


Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[1] mentions Ethiopia.... All these differences, however, have since been settled; for the persons sent by Nero for the purposes of discovery have reported that the distance from Syene to Meroë is eight hundred and seventy-one miles, the following being the items. From Syene to Hiera Sycaminos14 they make to be fifty-four miles, from thence to Tama seventy-two, to the country of the Evonymitæ15, the first region of Æthiopia, one hundred and twenty, to Acina fifty-four, to Pittara twenty-five, and to Tergedus one hundred and six.

14 Or the sacred "sycamore tree."

15 Situate beyond the Great Cataract, and on the western bank.

Tamdel village

Distribution in Pakistan

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

  • Jhelum District - Tama (617

Notable persons


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