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|Distribution||Punjab (Pakistan) Punjab (India)|
|Descended from:||Suryavanshi Rajputs|
|Religion||Major : Islam (converted)
Minor : Hinduism
|Languages||Punjabi, Saraiki and Hindi|
|Surnames:||Bhutta , Jat Bhutta|
Bhutta is an Arain, Rajput and Jat tribe found in Punjab, Pakistan and Punjab, India . The Bhutta are descended from a branch of the Suryavanshi Rajput family. Like "Soomra" Jats of Punjab became Soomro in Sindh, likewise "Bhutta" became Bhutto when tribe moved towards south of Indus valley. There is an old Bhutta Village in Karachi and Bhutta Road (old Garden Road) in Sukkur which commemorate the tribe. There is also an Arain clan called Bhutta Arain, but they are distinct from the Jat Bhuttas.
History and origin 
They are said to have held Uch (in Bhalwalpur) before the Sayyids came here.
They mostly lived on the outer rims of India and thus were India's first line of defence against intruders. After Raja Dahir's defeat at the hands of Muhammad Bin Qasim in 712 AD, a Rajput ruler, Bhutta Raja, captured one of Raja Dahir's cities and renamed it Bhutta Wahan. The city still exists today and is located 16 km north of Rahim Yar Khan on the banks of the lost river of Hakra.
After the death of Raja Bhutta, his son Ang Pal became the ruler. During Ang Pal's reign, Bhutta Wahan was invaded by an Arab army. Ang Pal died fighting while his six brothers managed to escape. The family dispersed in various directions and called (Rajput, Arain, Jat) and most of them embraced Islam.}
During the reign of Sultan Rukn-u-din Feroz Shah (1229 AD ~ 1236 AD), one of Raja Bhutta's descendants, Muhammad Sadiq Bhutta, migrated to the city of Sialkot from Uch. Muhammad Sadiq Bhutta took employment in the court of the Governor of Punjab and as a reward for his services was awarded a jagir (territory) of about 30 villages. One of these villages, – Kotli Bhutta, is still home to his descendants).
The Bhutta are found mainly in southern Punjab, in the districts of Multan, Sahiwal, Lodhran, Bahawalpur Vehari, KoteAddu, Bhakkar, Taunsa, D.G Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, chakwal, Lahore, and Layyah.
- Glossary, p. 109
- Glossary, p. 15.
- "A Glossary of the Tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province" compiled by A.H. Rose and based on the Census Report for the Punjab 1883, by Sir Denzil Ibbetson and the census report for the Punjab 1892 by Sir Edward Maclagan, Vol. 1.
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