Jatoi (Baloch tribe)

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'Jatoi' or Jat (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, Hot, 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 Jatoi.

The majority of the Jatois settled in Sindh are in the districts of Shikarpur, Nosheroferoz, Dadu, Larkana, Khairpur Mirs, Sukur, and Jacobabad (Sindh). In Punjab you will find Jatois in Muzzafargarh, Rahimyar Khan,Dera Ghazi Khan. In Balochistan they lie in the areas of Sibi, Kachi and Dadhar. Jatoi was among the sons of father of Baloch Chakar Khan. Jatois brothers are Rindh, Lashar, Korai, Hoth. The main subclans of Jatois are Zangeja, Aterani, Nachrani, Bullo and Misrani.

Zangeja the major subclan is the big sublcan among Jatois. Majority of Zangeja Jatoi are living in Sindh district Dadu, Larkana, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Khairpur, Nosheroferoz,Nawabshah. Also in Balochistan as well in Punjab.

Two major subclans: Zangeja Jatoi and Tarrat Jatoi, these both sublcans are big in majority living in district Dadu,Larkana, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Nosheroferoz, and Nawabshah and in Balochistan & Punjab. And speak Siraiki language and Balochi language.


Language[edit]

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

Subclans[edit]

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

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