Khosa (खोसा)  Khosya (खोश्या/खोस्या) Khosar (खोसर)  is gotra of Jats found in Punjab,Haryana,Rajasthan.  Khosa (खोसा) clan is found in Afghanistan. Khosar (खोसर) Jat clan is found in Multan, Pakistan. It is an important tribe of Punjab (Pakistan).
- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 4 Distribution in Uttar pradesh
- 5 Distribution in Punjab
- 6 Distribution in Pakistan
- 7 References
- इतिहासकार कँवरपाल सिंह के अनुसार: "जब दिल्ली से तोमरों का राज्य चला गया तो दिल्ली के तोमरों की एक शाखा दिल्ली से पंजाब में चली गयी जो लुधियाना क्षेत्र में जाकर आबाद हो गयी। स्थानीय भाषा में इनको तुअर बोले जाना लगा जो आजकल तूर बोला जाता है। पंजाबी जट्ट इतिहास के अनुसार खोसा मूल रूप से दिल्ली से आये तोमर जाट थे। उनमे से कुछ तोमरों ने अफगानी लुटेरों को लूटना शुरू कर दिया। लूटने तथा किसी वस्तु धन को खोसने के कारण ही इन्हों को स्थानीय लोगों ने खोसा कहना शुरू कर दिया जो आगे चलकर इनका उपगोत्र बन गया जबकि पंजाब में प्रचलित लोक मान्यताओं के अनुसार दिल्ली से तोमरो का राज्य चला गया तब वो इस क्षेत्र में आकर आबाद हुए स्थानीय लोगों ने कहना शुरू कर दिया की इनका राज्य दिल्ली राज्य मुसलमानों ने खोस लिया है। इसलिए इनको खोसा बोला जाने लगा।"
- According to H. A. Rose, Khosa in Sindhi means robber (and also 'fever').
- Other claims: (1) Khosa in Sindhi means Plunderer. (2) According to Balouch epics, Khosa means brave or "The Warrior".
H.A. Rose  writes that Khosa (खोसा ) tribe of Jats are said to be of Tur origin and to have been expelled from Delhi by the Chauhans. The people so plundered were called Khosas. The more usual folk-etymology makes Khosa = plunderer, not plundered. They used to wear the janeo, but after contracting unions with Jats they gave it up, except at Rattiar in Moga tahsil in Ferozepur, where the Khosas still wear it, avoiding social inter-course with other Khosas. The Khosas hold the title in reverence because in the flight from Delhi an eagle saved a new-born child in the usual way. At weddings bread is still thrown to kites. The boy's name was Bhai Randhir and Khosa Randhir in Moga is named after him. His pond in this village is the scene of a mela held there in Magh and all Khosas have their wishes fulfilled or fulfil their vows there. Another special custom at Khosa weddings is that when the bride reaches the bridegroom's house the Dum conceals the takkula of a spinning wheel in the village dung-heaps, and the pair are made to search for it by the common till they find it.
Bhim Singh Dahiya writes about Khosar that in the history of Mauryas when they were attacking southern India we come across a warlike people who are named 'Kosar'. In fact these Kosar people were the vanguard of the Mauryan army as per Tamil literature. Like the Mauryas, they were also from the north and not from the south. They are to be identified as the Khosar clan of the Jats. 
James Tod writes that The Kosas or Khosas, etc., are branches of the Sahariya, and their habits are the same. They have reduced their mode of rapine to a system, and established kuri, or blackmail, consisting of one rupee and five daris of grain for every plough, exacted even from the hamlets of the shepherds throughout the thal. Their bands are chiefly mounted on camels, though some are on horseback ; their arms are the sel or sang (lances of bamboo or iron), the sword and shield, and but few firearms. Their depredations used to be extended a hundred coss around, even into Jodhpur and Daudputra, but they eschew coming in contact with the Rajput, who says of a Sahariya, " he is sure to be asleep when the battle nakkara beats." Their chief abode is in the southern portion of the desert ; and about Nawakot, Mitti, as far as Baliari.- Many of them used to find service at Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Suigam, but they are cowardly and faithless.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Hanumagarh district
Villages in Baran district
Distribution in Uttar pradesh
Villages in Bijnor district
Villages in Lakhimpur district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Jalandhar district
Villages in Firozpur district
Villages in Ludhiana district
Villages in Moga district
- Khosa Kotla, Khosa Pando, Khosa Randhir villages in Moga tahsil in Moga District district in Punjab.
Distribution in Pakistan
Distribution in Sindh
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