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Kamboj (Punjabi: ਕਮ੍ਬੋਜ, Hindi: कम्बोज, Urdu: کمبوہ ) is frequently used as surname or last name by many Kambojs, currently living in India. Their Muslim counter-parts living in Pakistan mostly use Kamboh instead. The Kambojs/Kambohs (and the Kamojis of Kafirstan in north-east Afghanistan) are the modern reprentatives of ancient Kambojas, a well known Kshatriya tribe of the Indo-Aryans terminlogy, said to have had both Indian as well as Iranian affinities .
1 Kamboj: A Kshatriya Tribe
2 Ancient Kamboj also practiced Brahmanism
3 Overlap with Kshatriya and Brahmin clan names
4 List of Kamboj Gotras (clans)
5 Roots of Kamboj in Remote Antiquity
7 Source of Kamboj Gotras (clans)
8 See also
9 External links
 Kamboj: A Kshatriya Tribe
In India, the Kamboj people belong to the Kshatriya caste of Indo-Aryan society.
The earliest and most powerful reference endorsing the Kshatriya-hood of the Kamboj is Panini's fifth century BCE Ashtadhyayi. Panini refers to the Kamboj Janapada, and mentions it as "one of the fifteen powerful Kshatriya Janapadas" of his times, inhabited and ruled by Kamboj Kshatriyas . See: Kambojas of Panini
Kamboj warriorThe Harivamsa attests that the clans of Kambojas, Sakas, Yavanas, Pahlavas etc. were "formerly noble Kshatriyas". It was king Sagara who had deprived the Kambojas, and other allied tribes, of their Kshatiya-hood  and forbade them from performing Svadhyayas and Vasatkaras .
The Harivamsa also calls this group of Sakas, Kambojas, Yavanas, Pahlavas and Paradas as "Kshatriya-pungavas", i.e., foremost among the Kshatriyas.
The Manusmriti attests that the Kambojas, Sakas, Yavanas etc were originally "noble Kshatriyas", but were gradually degraded to the status of "vrashalatvam" (degraded Kshatriyas), on account of their neglect of sacred rites and non-entertainment of the Brahmanas in their countries .
The Mahabharata likewise, also notes that the Kambojas, Sakas, Yavanas, Pahlavas, et al. were originally "noble Kshatriyas", who later got degraded to barbaric status (vrashalatvam) due to the wrath of the Brahmanas .
The Arthashastra of Kautiliya  attests the Kshatriya Shrenis (Corporations of Warriors) of the Kambojas, Surashtras, and some other nations, and mentions them as living, besides warfare, also by agriculture and trade 
The legend of Daivi Khadga or Divine Sword detailed in Shantiparva of Mahabharata  also powerfully endorses the Kshatriya-hood of the Kambojas. The sword as the "symbol of Kshatriya-hood" was wrested by the warrior king Kamboj from the Kosala king Kuvalashava alias Dhundhumara, from whom it went to another warrior king called Muchukunda.
See: Mahabharata Sword
Bhagavata Purana  references a king of the Kamboj, and calls him a "powerfully armed mighty warrior" (samiti-salina atta-capah Kamboja).
Kalika Purana  refers to a war between the Buddhist king Kali (Maurya Brihadratha) and the Brahmanical king Kalika (Pusyamitra Sunga), where the Kamboj came as military supporters to Brihadratha, (187-180) BCE. The Purana notes the Kamboj warriors as Kambojai...bhimavikramaih, i.e. the Kambojas of terrific military prowess", again confirming the Kshatriya-hood of the Kambojs.
Brahmanda Purana talks of 21 battles waged by Brahmin sage Parsurama against the ancient Kashatriya clans of the Indian sub-continent. The list of Kshatriyas whom sage Parsurama fought with includes the Kambojs as well. . This ancient evidence again verifies that Kambojas were a Kshatriya clan.
There are numerous more similar references in the Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and other ancient Sanskrit and Pali literature, that further document the Kshatriya-hood of the Kamboj peoples.
land of the Kamboj warrior tribe..