Dar (tribe)

Dar (tribe)

Dar (Hindi: धर, Urdu: ڈار) is a Kashmiri tribe and family name in the Kashmir region of Pakistan and India. It is derived from the Sanskrit "Dhar" (धर) meaning "supporter". [ [http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/romadict.pl?query=%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%B0&display=simple&table=macdonell Digital Dictionarties of South Asia: dhar] ] Kashmir had a high concentration of Brahmins in antiquity, and hence many last names in Kashmir are shared by both Pandits and the Muslims.

Dar Tribe

Notable Dars/Dhars

*Birbal Dhar
*Durga Prasad Dhar
*P. N. Dhar
*Idrees Dar

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