Johiya Khanzada

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The Johiya Khanzada are a Muslim community found in eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are a sub-group within the larger Khanzada community. The Johiya are found mainly near Chail and Khairagarh, in Allahabad District. They a cluster of eighty four villages, known as chaurasi. The Johiya is a well known Rajput tribe from Punjab, and the Johiya of Allahabad are said to have come originally from Sirsa and Hissar, in what is now Haryana. They are entirely Sunni, and now speak the Awadhi dialect. Their customs are similar to neighbouring Khanzada communities.[1]

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  1. ^ Tribes and Castes of Northwestern Provinces and Oudh Volume III by William Crook pages 63 to 64