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Jat

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Pronunciation: /dʒɑːt
 
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Definition of Jat in English:

noun

A member of a people widely scattered throughout the north-west of India and Pakistan.
Example sentences
  • ‘Muslims are angry since the Jats voted against many Muslim candidates in the Assembly polls,’ points out a BJP leader.
  • Some pre-election polls suggested that BJP support had grown among Kshatriyas, Kayasthas, Jats and Yadavs and had increased its support among all categories except Dalits, scheduled tribes and Muslims.
  • For example, the Jats, who were themselves drawn from classes branded as low by the Brahminical system, started exhibiting caste prejudices vis-a-vis the lower castes drawn from the Hindu fold.

Origin

Hindi Jāṭ.

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