Jatoi (Baloch tribe)

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Jatoi (Urdu: جتوئی ‎) is a Baloch tribe located in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan, originating in Balochistan.

Balochi traditional ballads tells of a leader named Mir Jalal Khan who had four sons, Rind, Lashar, Hooth, and Korai, and a daughter Jato, who married his nephew Murad. These five are the eponymous founders of the five great divisions of the tribe, the Rinds, Lasharis, Hooths, Korais, and Jatois.

The majority of the Jatois settled in Sindh are in the districts of Shikarpur, Nosheroferoz, Dadu, Larkana, Khairpur Mirs, Sukkur and Jacobabad (Sindh). In Punjab you will find Jatois in Muzzafargarh, Jhang, Rahimyar Khan,Dera Ghazi Khan. In Balochistan they lie in the areas of Sibi, Kachi and Dadhar. The main subclans of Jatois are Aterani, Nachrani, Bullo and Misrani, Zangeja.

They are considered to be Asia's till date biggest feudal lords and one of the powerful families of Pakistan.[citation needed]


The tribe mostly speaks Seraiki and Sindhi as their first language, a large number of group speaks Balochi.


The subclans of Jatoi are Aterani, Nachrani, Perozani, Jafrani, Bullani, Lahorzai, Bullo, Misrani, Kharoos, Zangeja, Kosh, Tarrt, Shadinja, Birhamani.[citation needed]