Jat

Jat

[jaht, jawt]
noun
a member of an Indo-Aryan people living mainly in northwestern India. In early times they offered vigorous resistance to the Muslim invaders of India.
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Jat (dʒɑːt)
 
n , pl Jat, Jats
a member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India

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jat

caste, in Hindu society. The term is derived from the Sanskrit jata, "born" or "brought into existence," and indicates a form of existence determined by birth. In Indian philosophy jati (genus) describes any group of things that have generic characteristics in common. Sociologically, jati has come to be used universally to indicate a caste group among Hindus

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