List and Population of Jat clans of the Rawalpindi Division According 1911 Census of India

Below is a list of Muslim Jat clans and their population of the Rawalpindi Division of Punjab, drawn up for 1911 Census of India. In 1911, the Rawalpindi Division consisted of five districts, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Attock, Jhelum, Mianwali and Gujrat. There has been criticism of the 1911 Census, particularly of Pandit Harkishan Kaul, the census commissioner of Punjab. It started during his lifetime, and continues now with a cabal at Wikepedia supporting the mantra of the incompetent Indian and dismissing all works by Kaul. In my opinion, Pandit Harkishan was exceptional individual and ethnologist, and if we consider the time he was working, his achievements are truly extraordinary. Therefore, I dedicate this blog to him.

Just one more point I wish to make, the appearance of a particular tribe as Jat in the list does not in itself confirm that the tribe is Jat or otherwise. Identity does change with time, and some groups in the list may no longer identify themselves as Jats. This list is however very useful as it gives an historical distribution of Muslim Jat tribes in the Punjab province of Pakistan, a number of years prior to the partition of Punjab.

With regards to Jat tribes, this region is home to numerous small tribes who go by the name Jat.

Jhelum District

The total Muslim Jat population of the district, according to the 1931 Census of India, was 84,361 (99%) out of a total population of 85,459. These were the main Jat clans in Jhelum District, as enumerated in the 1911 Census of India:

Tribe

Jhelum District

Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil

Chakwal Tehsil

Total

Bains

275

34

309

Bhakral

982

2

1,163

2,147

Bangial

64

3

1,802

1,869

Bhans

788

400

1,869

Bhatti

99

191

2,856

3,146

Bhutta

141

28

463

632

Chadhar

304

101

196

601

Dhamial

332

59

3,979

4,730

Dhudhi

142

384

526

Gungal

75

401

573

1,049

Ghogha

238

442

30

710

Gondal

2,574

1,155

2,820

6,549

Gujjral

26

762

788

Hariar

573

6

579

Haral

437

7

56

500

Jandral

14

410

194

618

Jangal

216

1

355

572

Jhammat

31

366

1,074

1,471

Jatal

433

254

23

710

Kalyal

574

7

2,458

3,039

Kanyal

145

2

2,456

2,603

Khanda

24

363

347

734

Khinger

902

3

241

1,146

Khatarmal

12

1

1,171

1,184

Khoti

68

12

566

646

Minhas

64

393

457

Matyal

1,147

1,147

Mekan

741

311

177

1,229

Nagyal

43

5

1,782

1,830

Phaphra

81

275

466

802

Serwal

572

572

Sial

441

252

432

1,230

Tama

155

462

617

Tarar

197

79

469

745

Thathaal

24

1,729

1,206

1,230

Raya

602

766

422

1,790

Readers can make reference to my posts on the individual tribes, such as the Bangial, Bhutta, Dhamial, Kalyal, Kanyal, Gungal, Jhammat, Mekan, Khinger, Khoti, Matyal, Jatal, and Thathaal. Other then the tribes in the list, the Customary Law of Jhelum District included Athal, Bhin, Dhaipai, Ghugh, Hargan (also spelt Hurgan), Jethal, Kurar, Iswal, Lilla and Nathial. In all fairness, the Jat clans of the region are numerous, and their can never be definite list. I already have articles on the Lilla and Jethal, and hope to write on the Ghugh.

Rawalpindi District

The total Muslim Jat population of the district, according to the 1931 Census of India, was 15,722 (96%) out of a total population of 16,373. According to the 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Tribe

Rawalpindi

Tehsil

Gujar Khan Tehsil

Murree Tehsil

Kahuta Tehsil

Total

Aura

380

230

610

Baghial

72

3

21

96

Bangial

727

445

32

1,204

Boria

30

16

46

Chhina

9

4

13

Dhamial

513

635

286

68

1,502

Dhamtal

520

520

Gondal

424

303

89

816

Hindan

262

279

541

Kalyal

9

120

129

Kanyal

149

149

Khatril

49

1,729

219

2,004

Magial

66

3

69

Mial

25

25

Sial

420

420

Sudhan

104

71

175

Thathaal

53

53

Shahpur (Sargodha) District

The total Muslim Jat population of the district, according to the 1931 Census of India, was 174,184 (95%) out of a total population of 182,494. The district now comprises the bulk of Sargodha, all of Khushab with Malakwal now in Mandi Bahauddin District. According to the 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Tribe

Shahpur Tehsil

Bhera Tehsil

Khushab Tehsil

Sargodha Tehsil

Total

Baghoor

4

801

2

807

Bains

10

175

482

45

712

Bajwa

1,591

4

4

80

1,685

Bhatti

1,471

735

264

1,741

4,211

Bhutta

147

338

101

167

753

Burana

32

756

147

Chadhar

893

2,194

211

703

4,001

Cheema

2,070

64

1

573

2,708

Chhina

274

474

245

306

1,299

Dhako

55

406

118

220

799

Dhal

225

258

188

20

691

Dhudhi

181

392

774

58

1,405

Ghumman

776

289

1,065

Gondal

1,459

12,962

5,224

8,978

28,623

Goraya

640

9

652

Hanjra

356

169

1

264

790

Harral

404

1,047

16

643

2,110

Hatiar

6

449

92

192

739

Heer

372

181

553

Jarola

516

33

1

550

Jhawari

1,092

1,092

Johiya

271

562

1,960

51

2,844

Jora

718

718

Kalera

41

228

29

557

855

Kalyar

356

198

133

23

715

Kharal

471

21

141

633

Khat

58

514

10

475

1,055

Khichi

1,219

2,132

609

1,328

5,288

Lak

1,419

746

71

920

3,156

Lali

587

61

11

25

684

Langah

28

162

440

6

638

Marath

548

548

Mekan

1,407

2,751

822

455

5,435

Nissowana

60

445

505

Noon

15

615

61

17

708

Panjootha

107

5

484

596

Parhar

142

389

13

220

807

Ranjha

314

6,008

209

5

7,536

Rehan

142

1,305

13

420

1,880

Sagoo

3

709

3

715

Sandrana

55

255

71

198

577

Sandhu

504

504

Sohal

67

740

3

810

Sujal

615

995

445

539

2,954

Tarar

233

919

1

563

1,716

Tatri

54

396

2

670

1,122

Thaheem

500

56

650

50

1,256

Tulla

213

787

311

1,311

Ves

447

246

1

274

Virk

161

245

100

120

626

Waraich

699

192

119

1,473

3,483

 Mianwali District

According to the 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans:

Tribe

Mianwali Tehsil

Bhakkar Tehsil

Isakhel Tehsil

Total

Aheer

260

124

137

521

Arar

411

267

678

Asar

1,591

640

38

662

Asran

78

584

662

Auler Khel

415

492

1,337

2,244

Aulakh

386

1

387

Aulara

734

526

1,915

Alakh

18

819

837

Bhachar

96

107

203

Bhatti

489

1,517

223

2,229

Bhander

1

588

589

Bhamb

1,020

101

431

1,552

Bhawan

128

375

503

Bhutta

157

75

313

545

Bhichar

1,437

79

1,516

Bhidwal

59

1,236

1,295

Brakha

8

456

115

579

Chadhar

242

1,048

12

1,300

Chahura

566

21

587

Chhajra

19

575

594

Chhina

180

2,716

180

3,076

Dahral

523

163

52

738

Dhal

217

1,250

1,471

Dhudhi

86

1,019

9

1,114

Ghallu

20

1,458

1,478

Ghorhawal

587

4

591

Gorchhi

1,054

1,054

Hansi

4

661

26

691

Heer

519

515

1,034

Jakhar

9

1,415

1,424

Janjua

786

130

70

986

Jhammat

225

237

462

Johiya

72

594

666

Joia

609

1,018

23

1,650

Jora

622

104

13

739

Kalhar

414

120

66

600

Kallu

528

281

773

1,582

Kanera

262

526

75

863

Kanjar

168

1,387

1,555

Kanyal

327

458

785

Khar

163

1,018

1,013

Kharal

237

378

31

646

Kohawer

318

173

5

496

Kundi

1,111

149

78

1,338

Langah

327

458

626

Makkal

517

86

23

662

Mallana

122

494

616

Unu

110

667

777

Pumma

253

570

70

893

Sahi

16

499

515

Samtia

447

77

524

Sangra

85

568

653

Saand

477

24

53

544

Sandi

89

892

981

Sandhila

41

41

Sial

257

1,905

25

2,187

Soomra

36

575

611

Talokar

1,267

7

1,274

Targar

199

129

2,683

3,011

Turk

1

1

Turkhel

236

19

255

Waince or Bains

594

133

727

Gujrat District

The total Muslim Jat population of the district, according to the 1931 Census of India, was 240,800 (98%) out of a total population of 245,997. Below is a list of clans that tabulated by the 1911 census as Jat clans. In addition to these, the Gujrat District Gazetteer gave a list that included the Bajwa, Baluta, Baryar, Chach, Chadhar Chatha, Dhillon, , Dudhra, Ganjial, Gher, Goraya, , Harcchal, Jag, Jhammat, Jhihal, Jindar, Kahlon, Kallar, Katial, Koratana, Lak, Langre, Lang, Langrial, Lidhar, Lilla, Mallana, Phaphra, Ranjha, Sahi, Sahotra, Sidhu and Tihal. The biggest omission from the list below are the Ranjhas, who are one the largest Jat clan in Phalia, which is now part of Mandi Bahauddin District. As the Ranjha area was transferred from the then Shahpur District, they were missed out by the Census enumerators.

 

Tribe

Gujrat Tehsil

Kharian Tehsil

Phalia Tehsil

Total

Bagril

586

586

Bangial

1,677

2

1,679

Chadhar

167

197

612

976

Chauhan

82

592

52

726

Cheema

1,711

3

688

2,572

Dhillon

617

45

30

692

Dhotar

53

7

1,295

1,355

Ghuman

663

113

70

846

Gondal

3,190

994

19,171

23,355

Hanjra

1,874

613

264

2,751

Heer

295

977

179

1,451

Kang

1,002

10

1,032

Langrial

12

3,724

3,736

Mangat

85

46

944

1,075

Sahi

892

1,581

1,501

3,736

Sandhu

2,844

476

122

3,442

Sarai

145

433

53

631

Sial

382

882

247

1,511

Sipra

308

181

595

1,084

Tarar

910

160

13,295

14,365

Totlle

12

4,180

4,192

Thathal/ Thothal

64

1,922

8

1,930

Virk

540

32

458

1,030

Wadhan / Badhan

32

630

662

Waince / Bains

353

103

140

596

Waraich

32,899

1,184

7,474

41,557

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