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Etymology and origin
British ethnologist H. A. Rose noted that the name derives from the Persian word buz ("goat"). According to Rose, the tribe is not descended from the Baloch patriarch Mir Chakar Rind, but from a goat-herder who married the widow of Rind's great-grandson, Shaun Ali.
History and famous Buzdars
The Buzdar are traditionally known as warriors, and constitute a significant proportion of the local levy forces in the region. The Buzdar's have historically played a major role in the Baloch National struggle. Sardar Mir Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar and Dr Mir Naik Buzdar are founders of the Baloch Students organisation. Sardar Jameel Khan Buzdar and Ashiq Khan Buzdar are two key political persons from Mehraywala. Buzdar fought against the British, Sikh & later against the Military regime. On December 7th, 1967, four sons of Baloch soil(Known as Shuhdai Kohi Sulamn) sacrificed their lives on Baloch land. One Progressive movement initiated in the area with the support of other tribes educated persons with the name of HUFT DECEMBER BALOCH QAUMI MOVEMENT.
Prof Mir Wahid Buzdar, Mir Haji Momin Buzdar (late), Mir Sufi Ishaq Sajid Buzdar (late), Mir Hazrat Muhammad Ali Chigha Buzdar (late), Mir Ustad Deena Jafrani Buzdar, Hafiz Dandaka Buzdar (late)are the famous poets of the Buzdar tribe.
Sardar Mir Fateh Muhammad Khan buzdar is sitting MPA (Member Provincial Assembly) from PP-241. He has been MPA twice before. Sardar Mir Jameel Khan Buzdar was previous UC nazim of sikhaniwala (Rajanpur).
Now Mir Raja Javed Khan Bozdar MNA from 216. He has fought his first election in his City. He belongs to Buzdar Wada khairpur Mir's. meer afan buzdar is new chairman of BSO[baloch student organisation]
Most of the people are living in very tough conditions. Illiteracy is common. Funds provided by the government are often used by Sardars and other Feudals . Most of the youth joins FC (?). Nowadays, a large part of the population is migrating and settling around the area of Rajanpur and D.G. Khan district, and trying to compete in studies and other social sectors. This includes many students studying in different institutions of higher education.
Other sub-tribes and famous family names include: Ghulamani, Gulkhani, shadmani, Bakhri, Sihani, Rostmani, Shahwani, Jalalani, Ahamdani, Jafirani, Khohyanri, Meernani, Hamzani, Dodani, Nurani, Nurgani,  Jehanani, Dostlani, Meerkhani, Dulani,Namurdi, Chakrani, (Hajhanri Ghotki, Mir Pur Mathelo) and Ladwani. The Rustamani Bakhri and norang khail are in Mangrotha tribe of Buzdar and mostly live in the Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur (Mehraywala) and Koh-e-suleman
The ""Dostlani"" subtribe is most the respected subtribe . They are descendants of the great Sardar of Buzdar tribe, Sardar Dost Mohamad Buzdar, who has its own history. an other personality sardar mambashk buzdar Mansoor ahmed buzdar. he is the chief dostlani in southern Punjab.