Jakhro

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The Jakhro' (Urdu: جكهرو ‎) (Sindhi جاکرا'/جکرو) is Sindhi tribe of Sindh, Pakistan. Jakhro is a subdivision of Abro tribe which is driven from Sammat tribe.

Distribution[edit]

Most of the peoples of this tribe live in Balochistan and Sindh areas of Thatta, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shadadkot-kumbar,Dadu, Hyderabad, and Jacobabad district. However some families are settled in Karachi. The total population of Jakhro tribe is around 150,000.

History[edit]

The Jakhro tribe has been praised by the famous Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. The compilation of the verses could be found in Shah Jo Risalo the sur (chapter) is Bilawal. The English translation of this chapter has been done by Elsa Kazi [1]. A sample of the translation is given below,

Jakhro worthy is,and the restbut name of 'king' do bear; جَکِرو جَسَ کَرو، ٻِيا سَڀِ اَنِيرا؛
As Jakhro was produced, othersthat way no fashioned were; جِيائِين جُڙيو جَکِرو، تِيائِين نه ٻِيا؛
Clay needed for his make so rarefor him was just enough. . مِٽِي تَنهِن ماڳا، اَصُلُ هُئِي ايتِرِي

Profession[edit]

People of this tribe are traditionally agriculturists; nowadays you will find them in the field of medicine, engineering, banking, law, education, etc., in both Pakistan and abroad.

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