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Johal (जोहल) Jauhal (जौहल)[1][2] Jauhl/Johl/Jauhl (जोहल)[3] is a gotra of Jats in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, India and Pakistan.


B S Dahiya[4] writes:Possibly, these people have been mentioned in the Mahabharata. [5] along with the Khasa, Kuninda (Kundu) Tangana (Tangal) clans; under the name of Jyoha are the ancestors of the later Johal / Johl Jats. Their location on both sides of the river Shailoda lying between the Meru (Pamir) and Mandar mountains, where bamboos grow in abundance, Justifies this identification.

खशा एकाशनाज्यॊहाः परदरा दीर्घवेनवः
पशुपाश च कुणिन्दाश च तङ्गणाः परतङ्गणाः (II.48.3)

Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria) [6] states that The Ephthalites (White Hunas), who came to India, comprised the Xun, (Jun) Hala, Halan, Jouan/Jouen, Jaria and Jauval or Johl tribes of Scythic origin. 116 one. Strenuous efforts were made by Virkas, Aulikaras and Dharanas (Jat tribes) to turn out and exterminatet the Huns from India, and yet some of the Huna tribes seem have been absorbed in the Jats. The existence of Joon, Hala, Hoon, Halani, Juria, Johl and Johi among the Jats leads us to surmise that the above mentioned Ephthalmite tribes, who must have managed to stay in North-Western India merged with the Jats and retained their ethnonyms.

Dalip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia.[7]

दलीप सिंह अहलावत लिखते हैं -

जौहला जाटों का देश जुबलिस्तान कहलाता था जो कि हिन्दुकुश पर्वत के दक्षिण में था, जिसमें काबुल, गज़नी एवं उनके साथ वाले क्षेत्र सम्मिलित थे। इन जाटों ने पेशावर के निकट अपने गोत्र के नाम पर जौहला किला बनवाया था जो कि दिल्ली के लाल किले के समान है। यह किला आज भी इसी नाम से विद्यमान है। जौहला जाट खैबर घाटी पर भारत देश के रक्षक थे, जिन्होंने काबुल की ओर से आने वाले अरब आक्रमणकारियों को कई शताब्दियों तक रोके रखा।[8]

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Sheopur district


Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Johal is village in Dasua tahsil in Hoshiarpur district in Punjab.

Villages in Amritsar district

Johal population is 4,593 in Amritsar district.[9]

Villages in Jalandhar district

According to B S Dhillon the population of Johal clan in Jalandhar district is 10,500.[10]

Villages in Firozpur district

In Firozpur district the Johal population is 2,580. [11]

Villages in Jalandhar district

Villages in Jalandhar district

Jauhal village is in Batala tahsil of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, India.

Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir

Villages in Jammu district

Rakh Flora,

Distribution in Pakistan

Johal - The Muslim Johal were found mainly in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Some had also settled in Faisalabad in the 19th century. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Toba Tak Singh districts.

According to 1911 census the Johal was a Muslim Jat clan in districts:

Notable persons


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