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Sondrae () were ancient race mentioned by Pliny and Megasthenes.


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Mention by Pliny

Pliny[3] mentions The Indus .... Above these peoples there are some mountain tribes, which lie at the foot of Caucasus, the Soseadæ and the Sondræ, and, ....

Jat clans mentioned by Megasthenes

Megasthenes also described India's caste system and a number of clans out of these some have been identified with Jat clans by the Jat historians. Megasthenes has mentioned a large number of Jat clans. It seems that the Greeks added 'i' to names which had an 'i' ending. Identified probable Jat clans have been provided with active link within brackets. (See Jat clans mentioned by Megasthenes)

Jat clans as described by Megasthenes
Location Jat clans Information
21. Inhabiting the base of Caucasus The Soleadae (Solath), and the Sondrae (Sunda, Sontra,Sandhran)