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Johiya (also known as Joia, Joiya, Joyia, Joya, Joyo, Joyea, Joeia and Joeya, Joriya claims to be a Chandravanshi Rajput clan in Northern India and Pakistan.


The Johiya Rajputs may be modern-day descendants of the ancient Yaudheya warrior tribe that ruled in some areas of northern India until the period of the Gupta empire. This theory - which was proposed by Alexander Cunningham - is not certain and it has also been mooted that they may be connected to another ancient tribe, being the Audumbaras.[1][2]


  1. ^ Majumdar, R. C. (1977). Ancient India. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 129–130, 231. ISBN 9788120804364.
  2. ^ Gupta, Parmanand (1989). Geography from Ancient Indian Coins & Seals. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 20, 63. ISBN 9788170222484.
  • Dasgupta, K.K. A Tribal History of Ancient India: A Numismatic Approach, Calcutta, 1974.
  • Lahiri, Bela Indigenous States of Northern India (Circa 200 BC - 320 AD), University of Calcutta, 1974.
  • Vedic and Aryan India by H. S Bhatia
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