Hin: मेवाड़ा mēvāṛā

‘Abode of the Medas’  Region, Rajasthan

Medas and Hin: vāṛā, ‘place (belonging to)’, ‘colony’, ‘settlement’.

Mewar or Mewad is a region in the south-central part of Rajasthan state of India. It includes the present-day districts of Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Jhalawar (Pirawa Tehsil), as well as adjacent regions of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

The original inhabitants of Mewar were the Nishadas or Bhils. But there was another similar tribe, possibly more integrated, called the Medas who emerged as rulers at a later period, probably before the advent of the Guhila Dynasty who emerged as subjects of the Gurjara-Prathiharas in the 8thC before reigning as the dominant Dynasty in the 11th-13thC.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Rajasthan place names.

 

Map of Mewar region, Rajasthan      Nripendra.iitk