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(Chotia, Chotiya, Chautia, Chautiya, Chautya)

Location : Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Country : India, Afghanistan

Languages : Dhundhari, Rajasthani

Religion : Hinduism

Chotya (चोट्‍या) Chotia (चोटिया) Chotiya (चोटिया) Chautia (चौटिया) Chautiya (चौटिया) Chautya (चौट्या) Gotra Jats are found in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Chot (चोट)/Chotiali clan is found in Afghanistan.[1] Chotia are a branch of Chauhan. Mali Jats were supporters of chauhans and worship Shakambhari and Jeenmata godesses like Chauhans. Mali and Chotia have brotherly relations.[2]


Chotia (चोटिया), one of the clans of the Pachadas (q. v.). They claim to be Chauhan descent from their eponym, Chotia. Most of them are Muhammadans and only a few Hindus.[3]

H.A. Rose[4] writes that In Hissar the true Chauhans are immigrants and may be divided into two branches, the Nimrana* and Sidhmukh or, as they call themselves, Bārā Thāl. The Nimranas who are descendants of Raja Sangāt, a great-grandson of Chahir Deo, brother of Pirthi Raj, are sub-divided into two clans, Rāth and Bāgauta, both of which came from Gurgaon, the former tracing their origin to Jātsāna. The name Bagauta would appear to be connected with Bighota.

The Bārā Thāl had a group of 12 villages near Sidhmukh in Bikaner, close to a famous shrine of Guga.

The Sohu and Chotia Pachadas claim Chauhan descent.

Villages founded by Chotiya clan

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[5] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Chotia clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[6]

Distribution in Gujarat

Villages in Banas Kantha district

Rampura, Sherpura,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Harda district

Bhairopur, Bhunnas, Sonkhedi, Uda Harda,

Villages in Dhar district

Jabada, Badnawar, Bakhatgarh[7] Derkha Urf Bharatgarh,

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam with population of this gotra are:

Banjali 3, Barbodana 1, Bardiya Goyal 1, Bhansa Dabar 1, Bodina 1, Dodiana 5, Kalmoda 2, Kuajhagar, Kunwajhagar 19, Malakheda 1, Peer Ingoliya 2, Raoti 1, Sarsi Ratlam 12,

Villages in Khargone district


Villages in Indore district

Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)

Villages in Dewas district


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Nagaur district

Badoo, Bhadwa Parbatsar, Banwarla, Chachiyawas, Jasnagar Merta, Degana Ganw, Deh, Dholiya, Dugor Achla, Gwaloo, Gular, Indas, Jawla Parbatsar, Joshiyad, Jhunjharpura (15), Khajwana, Ledi, Meharana, Nathawara, Nathawari, Palri Jodha, Sabalpur Makrana,

Villages in Bikaner district

Dheerdesar Chotiyan, Nakodesar, Raner (t.Chhatargarh),

Villages in Ajmer district

Harmara Ajmer, Kotri Ajmer,

Villages in Ganganagar district


Villages in Tonk district

Kuhada (5), Kurad (17),

Villages in Jaipur district

Beesaloo (1), Madhopura Dudu, Surajpura (1),

Villages in Churu District

Villages in Sikar District


Villages in Barmer district


Villages in Jodhpur district


Villages in Pali district

Ramawas Khurd,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Khachwana, Sahjipura,

Villages in Bhilwara district


Notable persons

Rakesh Kumar Chotiya.jpg

Gallery of Chotia people

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