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What is the literal meaning of the word "Jatt"? This person below has narrated it (listen after 12.00 min) as Jaminee Tattu (an animal working in the land).


Any scholarly opinion?

Bhul chuk maaf

Waheguru jee kaa Khalsa

Waheguru jee kee Fateh

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They've fought for and have been accorded BC status, so...........

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On 6/9/2015 at 2:45 PM, paapiman said:

Have you ever heard a Sikh scholar, say that?

Bhul chuk maaf

Waheguru jee kaa Khala

Waheguru jee kee Fateh


But I have heard Guru Arjan also use a different term,' jatro', for jatts, but never this jamini-tattu. I don't think any background that has closeness to farming or landowning, such as jatts, lobanas, kamboj, Saini and sometimes Rajputs, has any derogatory terms such as tattu connected to the roots of their names. I think it's more of a term made up by people who have some jealousy or envy. (There's nothing envious about being a jatt these days, many are in a rough state at the moment, both inside and outside india):

ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਸੁਨਿ ਕੈ ਜਾਟਰੋ ਉਠਿ ਭਗਤੀ ਲਾਗਾ  
इह बिधि सुनि कै जाटरो उठि भगती लागा ॥ 
Ih biḏẖ sun kai jātro uṯẖ bẖagṯī lāgā. 
Hearing this, Dhanna the Jaat applied himself to devotional worship. 
ਮਿਲੇ ਪ੍ਰਤਖਿ ਗੁਸਾਈਆ ਧੰਨਾ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥੪॥੨॥ 
मिले प्रतखि गुसाईआ धंना वडभागा ॥४॥२॥ 
Mile parṯakẖ gusā▫ī▫ā ḏẖannā vadbẖāgā. ||4||2|| 
The Lord of the Universe met him personally; Dhanna was so very blessed. ||4||2|| 
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