MATYAL

MATYAL
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MATYAL
Jat Clan: ‘Mathyal or Mattial, Mathial ‘ Matyal
Distribution Punjab (Pakistan) and Azad Kashmir Indian Punjab himachal paradesh Kashmir Bengal Nepal
Descended from: Sub tribe of tanoli and Indian Aryan
Branches: pakistani matyal (matyas)and Indian matyal
Religion Islam Hindu sikh bud
Languages Punjabi and PothohariNapali and Bangali Hindi
Surnames: Mathyal or Matyal and matyas

The Matyal or sometimes pronounced as Mathyal are part of Tanoli tribes are Jat and found mainly in Jhelum District and chakwal of the Punjab Province of Pakistan, as well as the adjoining Mirpur and Bhimber Districts of Azad Kashmir. They are also found in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. According to the census of India 1911, they numbered 1,147 in Jhelum District.[1]
The Matyals are Muslims in west Punjab and in east Punjab they are followers of Sikh faith. In Kashmir and himachel para dash They are Hindu . in jhelum around the sixteenth century.They were first settled in the village Malot. There is still a hamlet or dhoke which is called Dhoke Matyal. From village Malot, these Matyal spread to other parts of District Jhelum. Most of the Jat Matyal add suffix Chaudhry to their names, but some Matyal in the Pothohar region ( Sohawa and Gujar Khan) prefer to add Raja to their names. in Nepal and India they are called thakars and rana .matyal is a unique tribe of sub continent living from skardu to Nepal up to Bengal all over north and central regions of India and Pakistan no doubt they are oldest and one of native tribes of this land they are owner of land and zamindars for centuries they always kept low profile in wars and peace times and survivor of their lands and places. USA federal census 1920 shows that some jewis families immigrated Somerset New Jersey with sir name matyal from Eurasia .
VILLAGES
Village Sukho and punj gran kalan in Tehsil Gujar Khan. village Pinwal in District Chakwal Matial, Ranja Mattial and Maira Matial (Ranjha Maira) in the Jhelum District are important centres of the tribe in that district. Np dhan Matyal in Nepal western region. In the Islamabad Capital Territory, the center of Matyals is the village of Gagri situated on the Soan River. In India ghura matyal in himachal. vill. matyal in hamirpur vill. Matyal in Jammu .vill. matyal in uttam nagar Delhi .vill. matyal in Bijapur. Rupa matyal in Mandi distt.vill matyal in kangra. Vill matyal in bilaspur. Vill matyal in palampur. Vill matyal in kashipur West Bengal . Vill matyal in madinpur West Bengal Also vill dhan matyal in Nepal . The village of Mattial in Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District is an important centre of the tribe in that district. Village matyal in gilgit skardu baltistan .vill.matyal near gangesar .vill matyal distt. Kotli ghura matyal in bhimbar vill nar matyal in banthal AK.and Mohra matyal chak sawari ak.
There are a number of matyal families living in villages of Bhondna, Pandori and Chak Balian in the postal area of Ranjha Maira. There are two versions about the word matyal, if you see in India there are so many villages called matyal so many Hindu and sikh people have surname matyal most of them live in north west of India Kashmir Uttaranchal bilaspur kangra even there is, a village in Delhi called matyal . some in East Punjab called matyal . History go back to ancient time in india the thothals i.e. the maimed or inferior class or also known by the more honourable appellation of pendabarya, or minstrels of god .there songs are in honours of there duties, but the divinity whose service they find most profitable is the goddess of small-pox the power of mata hence they are frequently called matyal. This word matyal came from mata Hindu goddess of small pox and their devotees who belongs to tribe thothal are / were called matyal in India.they live thakars style farmers. Now we come to another version Pakistani historian claim of matyal .there are so many turkish afghan and pashtoon tribes in Pakistan and Afghanistan .one of them is called Tanolis they came with mahmood ghaznavi and they settled in north west Pakistan and so they have two sub casts called hindwal and pallal .matyal is one of them. In pothohar region most of villages have mixed tribes living together matyal and baigal(baig) barlas and matyal bainkaryal and matyal because they are part of one and same tanoli tribes there are 12 sub cast claimed for pallal named Bhujal rains ansal tekral baigal judhal sadhal dairal bainkaryal matyal lanhya . they were fighters in Turk army. in the early days of Turkish rule in India they played a bigger part and in bad times they decided to move to India through Iran and Afghanistan. they settled in areas with other foreign tribes mostly pushed from trukish occupied areas ,in Punjab and Afghanistan and boarder Pakistan areas because they were living with other tribes pallal and hindwal (sub tribes of tanoles). people started calling them Matthial or matyal. they are not totally different from Indian matyals their features are true like central Asians there colours are fair whitish mostly have brown eyes at the time of birth still babies are like central asians. I
SEE ALSO
List of Jat Clans
List of Jat Clans of West Punjab
[[Ethnic groups of India
REFERENCES
Fall of Ottoman Empire
Jats clans of Azad Kashmir
Aasar Badhan Bangial Chandral Dhamial Hayal Kalyal Kanjal Kanyal Karyal Manjaal Mathyal Nagyal Nathyal Pakhreel Punyal Rachyal Ranyal Thathal

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