|Elevation||301 m (988 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|• India • Pakistan|
|Punjabi • Hindi • Urdu • Haryanvi • Marwari|
|Hinduism • Islam • Sikhism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Indo-Aryan peoples|
The Kuchera people (Hindi: Kucheriya, Punjabi: Kucheriya) are a historical Aryan-Scythian tribal group native to the Balochistan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Punjab, Jammu, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
On demographics, the Encyclopædia Britannica states: "In the early 21st century the Kucheriya constituted about 4 percent of the population of Punjab, nearly 2 percent of the population of Balochistan, Rajasthan, and Delhi, and from 16 to .5 percent of the populations of Sindh, Northwest Frontier, and Uttar Pradesh. The four million Kuchera of Pakistan are mainly Muslim by faith; the nearly one million Kuchera of India are mostly divided into two large castes of about equal strength: one Sikh, concentrated in Punjab, the other Hindu."
The Kuchera's rose to prominence following the 1569 Kuchera uprising against Mughal rule, and they ruled various princely states throughout the 18th century. After 1858, under the British Raj, the Kuchera were known for their service in the Indian Army.
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