Samma tribe

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Samma
سمو,سما
Makli3.JPG
Jam Tombs at Makli.
Total population
8.4 million
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Sindhi, Kutchi, Gujarati, Balochi and Siraiki
Religion
Hindu, Islam
Related ethnic groups
Sindhi,

Samma (Sindhi: سمو , Urdu: سما ‎) are a Rajput clan settled in the provinces of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab of Pakistan and also in Rajasthan, India.

They are part of the larger Jamot tribe (Jamot means Rajput in Sindhi language) and speak the Sindhi, Balochi, and Seraiki. A large number of the Samma tribe live in Sindh,Balochistan other provinces of Pakistan and also in India as Rajput.

Other clans[edit]

Other clans include the Hingoro, Jamro, Jamot, Khuhro, Lakho, Roonjha, Detho, Marfani, Kakhrani, Rahoja, Sahta,

Samma of (Kathiawar) Gujarat[edit]

The Samma of Gujarat have four sub-divisions, the Gha Samma distributed in the Banni region, the Saheb Samma who are found in other areas of Kutch they are called Sama Hindu rajput, the Chudasama,[1] who are still Hindu, and distributed in Junagadh District and finally the Dangar Samma, who are found in Ahmedabad. They have customs similar to other Maldhari communities of the Banni region. In Saurashtra, they from an important element in the Sandhai Muslims. Also collaterals Hindu Samma tribes in India like Jadeja, Chudasama, Bhatti are Raizadas and Sarvaiyas, who do not intermarry.

Other than the Samma proper, the following Muslim tribes the Halaypotra, Hingora, Hingorja, Mutwa, Node and Theba, Otha all claim to be of Samma origin.

States[edit]

Jesar[edit]

Jesar was a princely state of India, ruled by Sarvaiya, a branch of Chudasama dynasty.

Language[edit]

Samma people usually speak Sindhi in Balochistan and Sindh their second-most commonly spoken language is Siraiki The Jadgal tribe of Makran and Iran speak Balochi and Persian Language. The Samma of Gujarat speak Gujarati and Kutchi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer , Volume 8, Bombay (India : State). Government Central Press. 1884. p. 111.