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Cheema is a Sikh clan[1] and, in Pakistan, a sub-tribe of the Jat people.[2]


  1. ^ Rait, S. K. (2005). Sikh Women in England: Their Religious and Cultural Beliefs and Social Practices. Trentham Books. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-858-56353-4. Sikhs are also instructed not to use their caste as part of their names, but in England many attach their caste, gotra or clan name (such as Channa, Cheema, Sethi) to their given names because the use of a surname is a requirement in the UK. 
  2. ^ "All-Jatt contest in Wazirabad". Dawn (Pakistan). 12 August 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2014.