The literal meaning of Wahla is said to be "one excellent warrior". They were said to be the ancient rulers per various ancient traditions, accounts and modern researchers. From the perspective of the Subcontinent, they date back to an ancient independent and powerful state that existed around the 1st century AD. Wahla was the name of the king of that state, from whom all the Wahlas in the world have descended. References to validate the statement are needed.
Distribution in India
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Gurudaspur District
Distribution in Pakistan
According to 1911 census the Wahla were the principal Muslim Jat clan in:
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