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Andar (अंदार)/Andar (अंदर) Andar (अन्दार)[1] Andara (अंदार) Andaria (अंदारिया) Andariya (अंदारिया)[2] is Jat gotra same a Andhak. [3] Andar clan found in Afghanistan. [4] Andar (अंदार) Jat clan is found in Multan, Pakistan.[5]


B S Dahiya[6] writes: This name of a tribe is given in Gana Bhrishadi as Andara. They are the Andara of West Asia (Assyria) and the present Jats of Pakistan.

They are mentioned by Megasthenes as Andarae (Andar,Andhra), A powerful race, which possesses numerous villages, and thirty towns defended by walls and towers, and which supplies its king with an army of 100,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry, and 1,000 elephants (See - Jat clans as described by Megasthenes)

Bhim Singh Dahiya writes that in 658 B.C. we hear that Assyria was attacked by Andaria, who "was most probably a Scythian leader". Ashur Banipal was the Assyrian ruler at that time. We must note that Andaria is to be compared with the Andar clan.[7]

H. W. Bellew[8] writes that Bibi Matto is said by the Afghan accounts to have borne Shah Husen a number of other sons, viz , Turan, Tolar, Buran, and Polar. Here are

[Page-100]: names of quite a different stamp, and their character is maintained in the subdivisions of tribes springing from them in succeeding generations. Thus Turan is divided into the clans of Tokhi and Hotak, whilst amongst those classed as sprung from Buran are the Andar and Taraki. All these names are distinctly of Turk origin, and the evidence of the Afghan accounts, such as they are, go to show that (even if there had been a prior immigration of some part of this Turk tribe) about the beginning of the eighth century of our era, when the Arabs were over running Transoxiana the country called Turan in contradistinction to Iran with the sword and Kuran, certain Turk tribes, known by the name of Khilich or Khilichi, and said to be Christians of the Nestorian Church at that time a flourishing patriarchate in both Western and Eastern Turkistan emigrated from their native country and sought refuge in the inaccessible mountains of Ghor in Afghanistan.


They are the Andara of west Asia (Assyria) and the present Jats of Pakistan in Multan.

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