Jha (surname)

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Jha is a surname of India and Nepal, originating from the Mithila. Jhas are 1.12% of the population of Nepal and 0.1% of the population of India.[citation needed]

Jhas are Maithil Brahmins (Brāhamaṇas is the Sanskrit term), a community of highly cohesive, traditional Hindu Brahmins who form part of ancient Vedic Brahmins. They are Maithili speakers. The Mathili language is listed as an official language in the Eighth Schedule of the constitution of India, and the language and Jha are also mentioned in the constitution of Nepal.[citation needed]

Notable people with this surname[edit]