from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A peninsula of western India projecting into the Arabian Sea between the Gulfs of Kutch and Khambhat.


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  • Káthis (Kathiawar-men), or by “Shikári,” the professional hunter here acting as stable-groom.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now manifestly a Kathiawar mare taken from the sands of her birthplace and removed to the west of Bengal founders — nor is even a


  • A thin, high Kathiawar mare, with eyes and nostrils aflame, rocketed out of the jam, snorting and wincing as her rider bent her across the road in chase of a shouting man.


  • Nahapana, junior to him, ruled many years over Surashtra (Kathiawar) and the adjacent coast with a capital probably at Junnar, east of Bombay.

    b. The Deccan

  • Rudradaman, Chashtana's grandson, in a Sanskrit inscription at Girnar in Kathiawar, records repair of a dam which broke in 150 C.E., defeat of northern tribesmen, and repeated rout of the southern Satakani.

    b. The Deccan

  • Mahmud I, called Begarha (Two Forts) because of his conquest of Girnar (with Kathiawar, 1469–70) and Champanir (near Baroda, 1483–84), when 700 Hindu Rajputs preferred ritual death (jauhar) to Islam.


  • The Parsis (Parsees), refugees in Kathiawar, had probably already reached Thana near Bombay during the 8th century.


  • Kathiawar and Cutch, Baroda and Rajputana, round Benares and parts of

    New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

  • An inscription of the Saka era 102, or A.D. 180, speaks of a grant made by the Senapati or commander-in-chief of the state, who is called an Abhira, the locality being Sunda in Kathiawar.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Abhiras show them in Nasik and Kathiawar, and afterwards widely spread in Khandesh, that is, in the close neighbourhood of the Sakas.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II


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