Mirani (Urdu: ميرانی, Sindhi: ميراڻي) from the Arabic Amir (أمير) Mir (مير) + -âni (انی), meaning "The Descendants of Mir" or "Amir", is a Baloch tribe settled in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan as well as Hormozgān, Kermān, South Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchestan provinces of Iran. The Mirani tribe has historically been inspired by Amir Hamza and some tribes even own manuscripts of the Hamzanama. The tribe is known to have maintained order along the Indus River particularly in Sindh, and are known to have helped and escorted the Mughal Emperor Humayun upriver in the year 1543. They speak Sindhi, Balochi and Persian and are found mainly in Pakistan and Iran.
Like some other Middle Eastern ethnic groups, the Baloch claim Arabian extraction, however this is disputed, asserting that they are descendant of Hamza Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib, a paternal uncle and Sahabi (Companion) of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. They consistently place their first settlement in Aleppo, where they remained until, siding the sons of Hazrat Ali and taking part in the Battle of Karbala, they were expelled by Yazid I, the second of the Umayyad Caliphs, in 680 A.D. Their migration took them first to the area of Alborz mountain range in northern Iran, Qazvin, And then fled to the eastern regions of Kerman and Sistan then finally settled into Makran, and other parts of Pakistan mostly into Sindh province (Southern Pakistan), where they are known as Sindhi Baloch. Climatic conditions forced them to migrate from the deserts and mountains to the cities and oases. However it is stated that they were forced to leave Aleppo by Yazid I.
The Miranis are mainly settled in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh, In Sindh They are living in Larkana, Dadu, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Umerkot, Ghotki, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Jamshoro as well as Karachi and speak Sindhi language. In Balochistan, a dam named after the tribe is Mirani Dam which is located in the Mirani area of Balochistan, In Balochistan they speak Balochi language. The Mirani Baloch tribe has also settled in areas of the South of Punjab, mainly in Dera Ghazi Khan District,Muzaffargarh District and Layyah District, where they speak Seraiki language. The tribe's place of origin is basically Syrian and Iranian regions inhabiting visible population of Baloch people, who migrated to Iranian provinces, mainly Hormozgān, Kermān, South Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchestan provinces of Iran and Sindh, Balochistan provinces of Pakistan.