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Sowar

SOWAR (Hind, and Pers. suwar, a horseman), the name in Anglo-Indian usage for a horse-soldier belonging to the cavalry troops of the native armies of India and the feudatory states. It is also used more specifically of a mounted orderly, escort or guard.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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