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Agre (अग्रे) or Aga (अगा) or Hanga (हंगा) is a clan or gotra of Jats found in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in India.

Origin

The Agra claim descent from Hagamasha, a satrap of Mathura appointed by the Kushan ruler Kanishka. Hagamasha (also known as Hangamas) belonged to the Tushara or Kaswan dynasty and was appointed as the Governor of Mathura. His descendants came to be called Hanga and had about eighty villages in district of Mathura. Over the years, "Hanga" became 'Aga', and was Sanskritized to 'Agre'. According to the Jat historian Bhim Singh Dahiya, the Hangas were a branch of Tocharians that came to Brij area in India and settled on the fertile banks of Yamuna River.

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Agra District

Jarua Katra Villages in Teeket(Bisawar wali),Hathras,Nagla Ghani,Teeket,Bagh Ka Nagla,and Naugawan Sadabad,Nagla Chand,Nagla Dhayan,Anagada.Teekait,Arautha

The Agre Chaudhary Khap has 105 villages in Mathura district. Kārab (Mathura), Kursanda (Mathura), Bisawar, Vidhipur, Tilhū, Chihattar, Khumani ki Garhi, and Anta ki Garhi Sarupa, Bharau, Raya

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