|Rae Rajput Clan: Marral|
|Languages||Punjabi, Sindhi, and Seraiki|
History and origins
According to their traditions, the tribe claims descent from a Marral. This Marral was a Rae Rajput who migrated from Delhi and settled in Sindh. He had three sons, but all his descendants are called Marrals.
The etymology of the name according to some traditions is that a certain Rae was told by his astrologers that a boy would be born in a Rae family who would destroy his kingdom, so he ordered that all the children born to Rae families should be killed, but Maral's mother concealed him in a drum, and so he was named Maral (from the Sindhi marhna to muffle).Marral family were also considered one of famous persons. In Shahjewana District Jhang, Marrals were the rulers before arrival of Pir Shahjewana.
Distribution and villages
The Marral are found mainly in Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Jhang districts. Kashmore District Their villages in Rajanpur District include Jindo Marral and Phagan Marral.In Chiniot District, chak no 15 Marralwala, and Multan District and Qasba Marral. In Jhang District, village Shahjewana. Badani district kashmore sindh
- A Glossary of the Tribes & Castes of Punjab by H. A Rose