The major tribal communities of Punjab include Sikh Jats, Khatris, Aroras, Sainis, Kambojs and Sansis.
Sikh Jats Tribe of Punjab: The Sikh Jats form a bulk of the total population of the state. They mainly belong to the agricultural class. Sikh Jats are considered as highly industrious by nature. Jats of Punjab are divided into different clans. The significant clans of Jats in the Malwa region are Sindhus and Sindhu Brars. The major Jat clans of Majha region are Dhillon, Chahil, Randhawa and Sindhu.
Khatri and Arora Tribes of Punjab: Next to them are the Khatris and Aroras. Trade is the main occupation of the Khatris. Regarding their origin the Khatris claim to be in direct line of Kshatriyas of Aryan race. Further, the Aroras also claim to be of Khatri origin. Khatris and Aroras are the most prominent non-agriculturist tribes of the state of Punjab. Majority of them are engaged in business and commerce. Khatris are further divided into several groups.
Saini and Kamboj Tribes of Punjab: Sainis and Kambojs are among the prominent minor agricultural tribes of Punjab. They are cultivators and highly industrious. Sainis claim their origin from Rajputs and Kambohs claim their origin from ‘Kamboj Desh’ in Afghanistan.
Sansi Tribe of Punjab: The Sansis are nomadic tribes and they hardly reside in one place for a long time. The peoples of Sansi Tribes are originally descended from Rajput origin and migrated from Mewar to different parts of the country in the 16th century and acquired nomadic character.
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(Last Updated on : 10-08-2016)
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