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Jat - Meaning, People, Religion, Origin, Caste, Samaj & History

Ideal / Guru Tejaji, Gogaji (Hinduism), Allah (Islam), Wa-HEY-guru(Sikhism)
Religions Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam
Languages Hindi, Haryanvi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Braj, Sindhi, Urdu
Country India, Pakistan
Populated States Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Sindh (Pakistan), Punjab (Pakistan)
Region North Central India
Population 40 Million
Surnames Jat, Singh (Sikhism), Jakhar, Lal, Ram, Poonia, Sehwag, Malik, Ahlawat,
Alternative Names Jatt, Jaat, Jutt
Festivals Hindu Festivals, Muslim Festivals, Sikh Festivals

Who are Jat

The Jat are primarily located in northwestern india and southern pakistan, although there are also significant communities in maldives, russia, and ukraine. most jats are either muslims, hindus, or sikhs.
The jats took up arms against the mughal empire during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. the community played an important role in the development of the martial Khalsa Panth of sikhism. the hindu jat kingdom reached its zenith under Maharaja Suraj Mal.

Religion wise jats follwers are 47% hindus, 33% muslims and 20% sikhs. many jat people serve in the indian army, including the jat regiment, sikh regiment, rajputana rifles and the grenadiers, where they have won many of the highest military awards for gallantry and bravery. jat people also serve in the pakistan army especially in the punjab regiment. international jat day is celebrated every year on 13 april.

There is an estimate of about 15 million population of jats in India. main concentration of the jats is in north western india. other than india they are found in pakistan. 25 million population in pakistan.

Famous People of the Jat Community

NameProfession / Popular
Maharaja Ranjit SinghSher-e-Punjab
Maharaja Suraj MalRuler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan
Bhagat SinghIndian Socialist Revolutionary
Sir Chhotu RamPolitician in British India'
Charan Singh5th Prime Minister of India
Chaudhary Devi Lal6th Deputy Prime Minister of India
Amarinder SinghIndian Politician
Mahendra Singh TikaitPopular Leader of Farmers
Kushal Pal Singh TewatiaRichest Men in The World by Forbes
Arjan Singh3rd Chief of The Air Staff
Vijender SinghIndian Professional Boxer
Saina NehwalBadminton Player
Dara SinghIndian Professional Wrestler, Actor
DharmendraIndian Actor

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