Babbar, Babar, Barbar , Barbar and Barbra is a Jat gotra found in Punjab, India and Pakistan. Baburi, or Barbari is a Jat clan found in Afghanistan. Also Babbar or Babhbar is a Baloch clan found in Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and Balochistan. Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia.  Babbar are found in Northern Sindh Districts of Pakistan.

Theory’s on Origin :-

  • According to the local tradition of Sindh and Makran , the Baloch clan Babbar is said to be descended from the larger Hoth Baloch tribe of Makran.
  • H.A. Rose States about Babbar, a Jat tribe in Dera Ghazi Khan — probably immigrants from the east or aboriginal — and in Bahawalpur, where they give the following genealogy : —

Raja Karan.





Babbar. + Gabbar. + Rabbar. + Jhaggar.

  • Distribution in Punjab :-

This Gotra is found among Sikh Jats in Punjab and also among some Khatri families of Yamunanagar  in Haryana.

Distribution in Pakistan :-

According to 1911 census the Babbar were the principal Agricultural Muslim Jat (also know as Jutt) clan in Pakistan:

Muzaffargarh District

Babbar (2,363)

Dera Ghazi Khan District – Babbar (4,294)

Found in Northern Sindh Districts

The Baloch tribe Babbar are settled in Sindh, Balochistan and Dera Ghazi Khan division of Punjab.

References :-

  • Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. b-33
  • O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.51,s.n. 1665.
  • B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India, p.236, s.n.10
  • Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ब-33
  • A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.375-376
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