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    ماهی


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    (Wikipedia) - Mahi Not to be confused with the Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For other uses, see Mahi (disambiguation).
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    Mahi Location Descended from Language Religion Surnames
    Jat Clan
    Punjab (Pakistan) and Punjab (India) (Malwa)
    Jat
    Punjabi
    Sikh
    Mahi

    Mahi is a Jat gotra or clan found in the Northern Indian state of Punjab.

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    Origin

    The place of origin of the Mahi is supposed to have been Amritsar, Punjab, India and Multan, Pakistan.

    History

    Tej Ram Sharma mentions about a personified deity named Mahi (मही), which means ''earth'', in Gupta inscriptions.

    In the 8th generation of the Mirhas there lived a king called Mahit. His descendants were called Mahi, Mahe. In about the first century AD, Darunpur, some where near Sujangarh, was the capital of Mahe Kings. According to the census of 1911 their number was about 7000. The Mahe dynasty has been mentioned in the Mahabharata. In the "Prithviraj Basa" and in the Alha Udal stories there are references to the Mahal Kings. The Mahiwal Jats are found in large number in the Western Punjab, but they are spread all over Northern India.

    Distribution in Punjab

    In Firozpur district the Mahi population is 1,740. The Mehria gotra is found in Rajasthan.

    Distribution in Pakistan

    According to 1911 census the Mahi were the principal Muslim Jat clan in : Multan District - Mahi (498)

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