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Jadejas (Jarejas), a people of North-West India, forming with the Kattis the bulk of the population in the Kattiawar Peninsula and Katch. They are generally tall and shapely, and evidently of mixed type, showing traces both of Aryan and Semitic blood. Characteristic is the black silky beard, which acquires an enormous development, perhaps greater than in any other people. At present they regard themselves as Rajputs, though the claim is rejected by the very lowest castes of that haughty race. Morally they take a low position even in India, being great boasters, very contentious, given to drink, and of more than doubtful morals. Till recently female infanticide was practised, as amongst the Rajputs.