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Mewat (मेवात) is a historical region of Haryana and Rajasthan states in northwestern India. The loose boundaries of Mewat are not precisely determined but generally include Mewat District of Haryana and parts of Alwar, Bharatpur, and Dholpur districts of Rajasthan. The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1909, v. 17, p. 313. The region roughly corresponds to the ancient kingdom of Matsya, founded in the 5th century BCE.

Mewat district is a district of Haryana state in India. It is located at southern edge of Haryana. Its area is 1,912 square km and the population is one million. It is semi-arid and its economy is mainly rain-fed agriculture. Nuh is the district headquarter of Mewat.

The Muslim inhabitants of Mewat are called Meos (मेव). The areas of the three districts where Meos live are collectively called Mewat. Mewat has 1200 villages: 550 in Haryana, 600 in Rajasthan and 50 in UP.

Hasan Khan Mewati is best known chieftain of Mewat. He fought against Babur in Battle of Khanwa in 1527. The Delhi–Gurgaon–Alwar–Jaipur highway used to pass through Mewat until late 1960s when the new national highway NH 8 was constructed bypassing Mewat.

Meo and Mewati

The Muslim inhabitants of Mewat are called Meo (मेव). Most of the population of Mewat is of Meo Muslims. They converted from Hinduism under Sufi influence in 13th century. Meos follow the clan cuture of Pals and Gotra like Hindus Kshatriyas. Meos are...
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