from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a peasant caste residing in the Punjab and other areas of northern India and Pakistan, comprising Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh groups.
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- n. a member of an Indo-European people widely scattered throughout the northwest of the Indian subcontinent and consisting of Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs
Hindi jāṭ, from Middle Indic *jaṭṭa-; probably akin to Sanskrit Jartikaḥ, name of a tribe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)