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Origin of GujjarS
The Gujjar (Gojri: गुज्जर, گجر) or Gurjar (Gojri: गुर्जर, گُرجر) are an ethnic group in India, Afghanistan[5] and Pakistan. Alternative spellings include Gurjara, Gujar, Goojar and Gujur.

While the origin of the Gujjars is uncertain, the Gujjar clan appeared in modern Pakistan and northern India about the time of the Huna invasions of the region. In the 6th to 12th Century, they were primarily classed as Kshatriya[6] and Brahmin, and many of them later converted to Islam during the Muslim rule in South Asia.[7][8] Today, the Gujjars are classified under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category in some states in India.[9] The Hindu Gujjars today are assimilated into several varnas of Hinduism.[10] While in Pakistan the Muslim Gujjars are considered as tribe.

   
 

Gujjars from Himala
In the Himalayan regions, Gujjar is considered an important and historical tribe .This tribe has ruled over many princely states in northern India for hundred of years and left their imprints in the Himalayan ranges and inscribed them in such a way that they could not be destroyed even after thousand of years

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Theory of Georgian origin
Dr. Huthi of Georgia paid a visit to India in 1967 and studied the Gujars living in northern India. He has stated that there are Georgian tribes among the Indian Gujars, because their accent, their dress, and their bullock carts resemble those of Georgians. Oral traditions of the tribe and some archaeological evidence (particularly cultural and phonetic) suggest that the word Gujar is a derivation of Gurjara and sounds like "Gurjiya/Georgia " (Gurjiya or Gurjistan being the Persian name for Georgia)- indicating that the Gujar tribe is partially of Caucasian/Central Asian origin (Georgia-Chechnya etc). Dr. Huthi is of the view that they came to India when Timur held a reign of terror over them, and consequently they settled here. They came here to protect their lives and religion, and called themselves by the Persian word for "Georgian", "Gurjis". Later this word was presumably changed into "Gurjar" or "Gujjar" or "Gujur"(particularly in Afghanistan)

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Theory of Turkish origin
Gujjars in Jammu & Kashmir have 5000 year history, links with Turkish Tribals. (Srinagar, Apr. 26 2009) Claiming that the presence of Gujjars in the Jammu and Kashmir: could be traced 5000 years back a study said physical feature and facial expression.
Releasing the study here today, National Secretary of Tribal Foundation Dr Javaid Rahi said a latest study revealed that the word Gujjar had been originated in Turkey and initially used by Turks of Central Asia in third millennium BC.

 

In Turkish language, the word 'Gujjar' was spelled as 'Ger' which stand for a dominant ethnic group who were later turned into a seasonal pastoralist nomad nomad (nō`măd'), one of a group of people without fixed habitation, especially pastoralists. (Some authorities prefer the terms "nonsedentary" or "migratory" rather than "nomadic" to describe mobile hunter-gatherers.)  , said a report based on the study conducted by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, a National Organisation working on Gujjars of Indian States.

Dr Rahi said new research has proved that the Gujjar race had remained a most vibrant identity of Central Asia in BC era and later ruled over many princely states in northern India for hundred of years and left their imprints in the Himalayan ranges and inscribed them in such a way that they could not be destroyed even after thousands of years.

The study further revealed that the 5000 year history of Gujjars unexpectedly resembles with the tribes of Turkic origins who left for Koh-e kaf during the era of Christ along with their camels and other domestic animals.

He said in Jammu and Kashmir, Turk is one of the important cast (Gotra) of Gujjars and hundreds of Turk Gujjars are residing in different districts of Kashmir Valley. Claiming that the presence of Gujjars in the Jammu and Kashmir could be traced 5000 years back a study said physical feature and facial expressions of this community resembles to that of Turkish Tribals.

Releasing the study here today, National Secretary of Tribal Foundation Dr Javaid Rahi said a latest study revealed that the word Gujjar had been originated in Turkey and initially used by Turks of Central Asia in third millennium BC.

In Turkish language, the word 'Gujjar' was spelled as 'Ger' which stand for a dominant ethnic group who were later turned into a seasonal pastoralist nomad , said a report based on the study conducted by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, a National Organisation working on Gujjars of Indian States.

Dr Rahi said new research has proved that the Gujjar race had remained a most vibrant identity of Central Asia in BC era and later ruled over many princely states in northern India for hundred of years and left their imprints in the Himalayan ranges and inscribed them in such a way that they could not be destroyed even after thousands of years.

The study further revealed that the 5000 year history of Gujjars unexpectedly resembles with the tribes of Turkic origins who left for Koh-e kaf during the era of Christ along with their camels and other domestic animals.

He said in Jammu and Kashmir, Turk is one of the important cast (Gotra) of Gujjars and hundreds of Turk Gujjars are residing in different districts of Kashmir Valley.

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CHAUDHRY Title With our names?
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Pakistan was named by A Gujjar?
 
Number of Clans in Gujjars?
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