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Is Gurjara a tribe or country name with regards to the title of Mihira Bhoja?

It is evident from several early literature and historical sources that Gurjara denoted a country and not a race.

In c. A.D. 867, Mihira Bhoja’s army is referred to as the ‘army of Gurjara’ (Gurjara-bala), which may mean either the army of the land called Gurjara, or the army of the king of such a land. Again, in c. A.D. 890, Sahkaravarman, the king of Kashmir, is said to have defeated a king of Gurjara (Gurjara-bhubhujah), which clearly indicates that Kalhaina definitely meant the word Gurjara to indicate a country. So did Hemachandra, the great grammarian.