Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Major Muslim Rajput clans

MAJOR MUSLIM RAJPUT CLANS


Alpial
The Alpial clan is found mainly in Fateh Jang Tehsil of Attock District. The Alpial are a clan of the Manj Rajputs. The Alpials use the title Chawdhary.

Baghela
the Baghela are a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs. In Punjab, they occupy a few villages in Kamalia. The use the title Mehr.

Bhutto
Perhaps the most famous clan of the Sindhi Rajput, they are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs, and as such are Chandravanshi. They are found in Larkana District, in a cluster of villages such as Mirpur Bhutto and Salar Bhutto north of Larkana city. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto belongs to Bhutto clan of Rajputs

Bhatti
The largest Rajput tribe in the Punjab, found in every district of that province. They are a Chandravanshi clan, claim descent from Krishna. Prior to the independence, the Bhatti were found in almost all the districts of the British province, barring the extreme south east. Many other clans such as the Sidhu Jats, among other claim Bhatti descent. Those of Potohar use the title Raja, those from Jalandhar and Ludhiana use the title Rai, while those of Pindi Bhattian and Chakwal use the title Chawdhary.

Bhutta
Found in south west Punjab, especially atround Multan, the Bhutta are aSuryavanshi clan. They use the title Malik or Chaudhray. They should not be confused with the Bhutta clan of the Arain tribe, which is entirely distinct.

Chadhar
The Chadhar are a Parmara clan, and found through out southern Punjab. The Jhang Chadhars call themselves Rajputs, and use the title Chaudhary. But the Chadhars of Gujranwala, Sargodha and Jhelum consider themselves to be Jat

Chandel
The Chandel are a Chandravanshi clan, historically found in the Doaba and Malwa regions of Indian Punjab. Like other East Punjab clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition. The use the title Rana.

Chauhan
The Chauhan are a widespread clan, and together with Parmar, come from the Agnivanshi branch of the Rajputs. The Chauhans were also one of the main clans of the old Punjab, who had almost entirely converted to Islam. There were only a few Hindu villages left in the Gurgaon District of India.

The Chauhans found in Attock, Rawalpindi and Jhelum of the Potohar region use the title Raja. The Chauhans of Lahore, Sheikhupura as well as those once settled in Amritsar and Jalandhar use the title Rana. The Chauhans form the main element of the Ranghar of Haryana. Like other Haryana Muslims, they emigrated to Pakistan. They use the title Rao.

Daulatana
The Daulatana are a clan of JohiyaRajputs. They are found in Vehari District. They use Mian as a title.

Ghorewaha
Perhaps the largest of the central Punjab clans, found historically inHoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts. They are a clan of theKachwaha Rajputs. After the division of the Punjab, in 1947, they all migrated to Pakistan. However, two Hindu branchs of the tribe are still found in Nawanshahr ( Jadla ) and Hoshiarpur. They are now found mainly inFaisalabad District, Sargodha, Silanwali and use the title Rana.

Hattar
The Hattar are a branch of the BhattiRajputs. They are found mainly inChakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha and Attock districts. The Pothohar branch use Raja as the title, while those of Sargodha and Mandi Bahauddin use Malik as a title.

Jamra
The Jamra are a clan of the Samma, found mainly in Rajanpur District. They use the title Malik.

Janjua
One of the most important of the Potohar Rajput clans. They are found inJhelum, Chakwal, Khushab and Rawalpindi Districts. They generally use the title Raja, but certain families have the additional title of Sultan.

Jatu
The Jatu are a Tonwar clan, found mainly in what is now Haryana state. They now form part of the Ranghar community settled in Okara, Kasur and Multan districts. They use the title Rao.

Johiya
One of 36 original clans of Rajputs, belonging to the Chandravanshi division. Historically found as far east as Sirsa, in what is now Haryana, to Mianwali in the west of Punjab. The Firozpur, Fazilka and Sirsa Johiya use Rana as a title, while the Johiya of southern Punjab and those of Sargodha andMianwali, use Malik as a title.

Khichi
The Khichi are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. They are found mainly in Vehari,Sahiwal, Khanewal,Jhang and Sargodha districts. They use Malik as a title.

Khokhar
One of the largest Rajput tribes in Punjab. Historically the Khokhar were found in Lahore, Gujranwala, Kasur, Sialkot and Gujrat districts of central Punjab and Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Jallandhar districts of East Punjab. Most of the East Punjab Khokhars emigrated to Pakistan after thepartition of British India. The Khokhars of central and eastern Punjab useRana as a title. Smaller numbers of Khokhars can also be found in Sargodha,Multan, Mianwali, Jhang and Sahiwal districts, these Khokhars use Malik as a title. Finally, the Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil, of Jhelum District is home to a prominent family, who use the title Raja.

Langrial
The Langrial according to some traditions are of Brahmin ancestry, according to others they are a Bhatti clan.

Marral
The Marral are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. Found in Jhang and Bahawalpur. They use the title Malik.

Meo
The Meo are a clan of Jadubansi Rajputs, claiming descent from Krishna. They were and many are still found in the Mewat region of India. The districts of Gurgaon, Alwar and Bharatpur formed the Mewat region. After independence, many Meos became refugees. In Punjab, they are found inNarowal, Lahore,Kasur and Okara districts. They use the title Chawdhary.

Nagyal
The Nagyal are a Minhas clan. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi andJhelum Districts. Like other Potohar clans, they have both a Rajput & Jat section. The Rajput section uses Raja as a title, whilst the Jats use the traditional Jat title of Chaudhary.

Narma
The Narma are a Parmara Rajput clan. They are found in Gujrat, Jhelum andRawalpindi districts. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use Raja as a title.

Naru
The Naru are a Suryavansh Rajput clan. Historically found in Hoshiarpur,Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Ambala districts. Like other Muslim Rajputs, they emigrated to Pakistan after independence. Now found in Sargodha,Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Okara and Sheikhupura districts. They use Rana as a title.

Noon
The Noon are a clan of the BhattiRajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Multan and Bhakkar. The Sargodha Noon use Malik as a title, and have historically been connected with the Tiwana tribe. The Multan and Bhakkar Noon use Rana as a tiyle.

Panhwar
The Panwhar or Parmara or sometimes Puar are one of the four Agnivanshi clans of the Rajputs. 

Pundir
The Pundir are a Suryavanshi clan. They were found in the Yamuna valley inKarnal and Ambala districts. Like other Haryana clans, the emigrated toPakistan. They use the title Rao.

Ranghar
The term Ranghar is used to collectively describe the Muslim Rajputs, of what is now Haryana state in India. They mainly belong to the Bargujar, Bhatti,Chauhan, Johiya, Mandahar, Panhwar, Pundir and Tonwar clans. Almost all these clans used Rao as a title. The Ranghar are now found in Okara, Kasur,Bhakkar,Mandi Bahauddin and Multan districts.

Rathore
The Rathore are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. In Punjab, Muslim Rathore were found mainly in Hissar District. In addition to these Rathore, Punjab is also home to Rathore who originate in theKashmir valley.

Sulehria
The Sulehria, or Salaria or Sulehri is a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs. In Punjab, they are found mainly in Sialkot and Gurdaspur Districts. The Muslim Sulehrias of Gurdaspur migrated to Pakistan after independence and settled in various villages of Narowal, Sialkot, Sheikhupura and Faisalabad Districtst They use the titles Rana and Chaudhary.while,in Jhelum And Azad Kashmir they use the title Raja.

Sial
The Sial are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. Found in Jhang, Multan,Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Vehari, Rawalpindi and Jhelum district. The Sial of Jhang use Mehr as a title, while those of Jhelum and Rawalpindi use Raja.

Tiwana
The Tiwana are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. There are two branches of the tribe, those of Khushab, and those of Samana in Patiala District. Those of Samana are now settled in Pakistan as well. The Khushab Tiwana use Malik as a title, while those originally from Samana use Chawdhary.

Wattu (Wattoo)
The Wattu or Wattoo are a clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs. Historically, they were found in Fazilka, Sira, Zira, Bahawalnagar, Kasur, Okara andSahiwal. The Fazilka, Sirsa and Zira Wattu emigrated to Pakistan, after thepartition of India. They use the title Mian.

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