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Friday, April 25, 2008

Jatt.History of Jatt surnames.

Who is Jatt? Is it caste or ethnic tribe? What is your answer to this question? Trying to discover the history of Jatt surname.

The Jat people are an ethnic group of people native to mainly the Punjab region of Northern India and Pakistan that have attributes of an etnic group, tribe and people.

The Jat people are considered by some to be the merged descendants of the original Indo-Aryans and a later addition of Indo-Scythian tribes of the region, merging to form the Jat people.
Others conclude a native Indo-Aryan lineage on the basis of ethnological, physical and linguistic standards. The Jat people of India and Pakistan are not to be confused with the peripatetic Jats of Afganistan, who are a distinct ethnic group.

The Jat people have a discrete and distinct cultural history that can be historically traced back to ancient times. (Courtesy of wikipedia)

I've found this amazing book online - Glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North -West provinces , compiled by H A Rose. To read few paragraphs from this book click here.

"This is a must read for people of Punjab and belonging to Jats, Rajputs,
Gujjars, Arain and a host of minor tribes."

Here as well few links to the world of Jatt:

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