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Atwal (also Attwal or Athwalor Antal or Anttal) (Hindi: अटवाल, Punjabi: ਅਟਵਾਲ)is a clan name or Gotra of Jat from the Punjab region of Northern India and Pakistan. Atwal is derived from the Sanskrit word Attalika meaning 'high hill-tops'. People living there were called Atwals.Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudi, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Adhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998


Most Atwals in India are Sikh. Their villages of origin are Ottal(Distt Nawan Shahar),Pharala, Khurdpur, Shankar, Hussianpur and Hakimpur, in the Doaba region of Punjab . The largest strength is probably in the village Pharala Distt Nawan Shahar, Bhagauran Distt Nawan Shahar, Bir Puadh PO Phagwara Distt Kapurthala, Villiage Chitti PO Nakodar, Distt Jalandhar , Karyam village Distt Nawan Shahar in Punjab and the village Sahibana Distt Ludhiana. Atwals in Pakistan are Muslims and reside in the Punjab region of Pakistan. They are found in one of the most beautiful cities in Asia called Muree in Pakistan, a mountainous area and an extremely popular resort for tourists.


The Mahabharata Tribe - Atavisavara - Refers to the tribes of mid- Vindhya region, and may be identical with the Atavikah mentioned in the Puranas and the Allahabad Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta. Mentioned in geography of Mahabharata (VI.10.46).

The Mahabharata Tribe - Atavisavara may be identified with Jat Gotra -...
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