Mastoi

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Baloch Clan: MASTOI
Distribution Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab
Descended from: Rind
Religion Islam
Languages Balochi, Sindhi, and Seraiki
Surnames: Mastoi

The Mastoi or Mustoi ( Urdu: مستوءی‎ ) are a Baloch tribe in the Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab provinces of Pakistan. Mastoi is derived from the Balochi word mast, which means "Brave" in the Balochi language

Mastoi clan migrated from Kachi Bolan and settled in other parts of the existing Pakistan, A significant number of Mastoi tribe still lives in the Kachi and near by Sindh-Balochistan Border line.

The majority of the Mastois settled in Sindh are in the districts of Dadu, Larkana, Sukkhur and Karachi. In Punjab Mastois are settled in Muzzafargarh, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rahimyarkhan. In Balochistan Mastoi live in the areas of Sibi, Mastung and Dadhar.

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The tribe mostly speaks Seraiki, Balochi and Sindhi as their first language, a large number of the tribe's population speaks Balochi.

Occupations[edit]

Some Mastois families are industrialists, land lords, bankers etc. but the majority are still involved in agriculture. Cattle is a typical form of income for many Baloch tribes as well as the Mastois. Mastoi women are house wives and no Mastoi women has ever been cited on media or in any political campaign.[citation needed]

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