Uria

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Uria (उरिया)[1] (Urya) is a gotra of Jats found in India in Uttar Pradesh. [2] Urya occupy Kohistan or hill country of the Yusafzai or Isap, which is commonly called Yoghistan or independent country in Afghanistan.[3] Urya/Orya stands for Haraya Rajput. [4]

History

They had their kingdom in Orissa. When they lost their kingdom there, they migrated to other places and were known as Uria. Megasthenes has written them in Greek as Uri people in his book Indica. [5][6]

While writing on the ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellow gives following information on the Asi/Asii:

Yusaf (same as Isap) is divided into five clan— Isa, Musa, Bai, Aka and Urya. They occupy Kohistan or hill country of the Yusafzai or Isap, which is commonly called Yoghistan or independent country in Afghanistan.
Isa which is the Musalman form of Asi (Asva) has following sections Alisher, Aymal, Aypi, Burhan, Dadi, Gadae, Hasan, Hoti, Hyasw, Kika, Kamal, Kamboh (i.e Kambojia), Kanra, Khadin, Khaki, Kotwal, Lughman, Madi, Makho, Mama, Mashu, Musara, Mirhamad, Nasrat, Panjpao, Salar, Sen, Shergha, She, Taju, Taos, Warkam, Walayati, Ya, Zakarya etc [7]

Scholars like Dr Moti Chandra, Dr Krishna Chandra Mishra, Dr J. L. Kamboj etc write that Karpasika of Mahabharata is same as Kapisa or Ki-pin (or Ke-pin, Ka-pin, Chi-pin) of the Chinese records and represents the modern Kafiristan (now Nurestan)/Kohistan.[8]

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Notable persons

External links

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. उ-3
  2. [[Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p-586
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, pp 80, 146, 150 Henry Walter Bellew
  4. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.30,78
  5. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, p. 223)
  6. Megasthenes-Indika
  7. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, pp 80, 146, 150 .
  8. Geographical and Economic Studies in the Mahābhārata: Upāyana Parva, 1945, p 44, Dr Moti Chandra; Tribes in the Mahabharata: A Socio-cultural Study, 1987, p 94, Krishna Chandra Mishra - Mahābhārata.

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