Sindhi Rajput

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Sindhi Rajput
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Sindhi Rajputs (Sindhi: سنڌي راجپوت) are Sindhi people belonging to the Rajput community and living in Sindh, Pakistan.

Major Sindhi Rajput clans[edit]

Here is a brief description of the major Sindhi Rajput clans:

Bhutto[edit]

The Bhutto is a Rajput clan[1] that has been settled in Sindh for over two centuries.

Jokhio[edit]

The Jokhio are one of the older residents of Sindh Rajputs, they are a clan of the Samma Rajputs, and as such are Chandravanshi. They are found in Malir District, in a cluster of villages such as Jam Goth and Gadap Town. They are also living in Thatta city, Nawabshah city and Daulatpur city.

Joyo[edit]

The Joyo or Johiya form part of a communities of tribes known as the Sarai that migrated from Punjab in the 18th Century. They are found in Sukkur, Shikarpur, Larkana and Nawabshah districts.

Junejo[edit]

The Junejo are a clan of Samma Rajputs. They are found in Nawabshah, Sanghar, Hyderabad, Larkana, Ubaro, Badin, Shikarpur, Sindhri, Dadu, Badin, Mirpurkhas and Thatta, Khairpur Districts.

Khanzada[edit]

The Khanzada are a clan of the Jadaun or Jadubansi (Yaduvanshi) Rajputs, claiming direct descent from Krishna. They originally settled in northern Rajasthan and Haryana generally called Mewat, until 1947. Khanzadas and Meos are originally same but Khanzads were rulers in Mewat. Like other Muslim communities of this region, they migrated to Pakistan in 1947. They are now found in Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Matiari, Hyderabad and Nawabshah districts. Daulatpur, Sakrand, Sarhari

Kharal[edit]

The Kharal are a clan of the Sarais who immigrated from Punjab in the 18th Century. They are found mainly in the Sanghar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Jampur, Sukkur,Larkana, Jamshoro, Khairpur Districts.

Khokhar[edit]

The Khokhar are a major clan of the Sarais. They are found mainly in Larkana District.

Mahar[edit]

The Mahar are a clan of Bhatti Rajputs, and as such are a Chandravanshi clan. Theu are found mainly in Ghotki, where their chief resides, and Sukkur and Shikarpur District.

Mangrio[edit]

The Mangrio are a clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs. Magrio or Mangria is a clan of Meos. Sindhi Sipahi clans Junejo, Samma, Pano and Mangrio comes from Meos of Rajasthan. They are found mainly in Sanghar, Tharparkar and Balochistan.

Naru[edit]

The Naru Rajput are found in Mirpurkhas district. They are Suryavanshi Rajput.

Panhwar[edit]

The Panhwar or Panwar or Parmar are an Agnivanshi Rajput clan. The Panhwars constitute about 40% of the population of Dadu District, as well being found in Tharparkar, Umarkot, Badin and Hyderabad districts.

Rathore[edit]

The Rathore are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. Most of the Rathore have remained Hindu, although Umarkot District is home to some Muslim Rathore.

Samma[edit]

The Samma are the largest Rajput tribe found in Sindh, and are branch of Yaduvanshi race. They are found throughout Sindh, and ruled the country from 1350 to 1500. The Hindu Jadeja and Chudasama branch were rulers of Kutch and a number states in Kathiawar belonged to this clan

Solangi[edit]

The Solangi are a branch of the Solanki (Chalukya) Rajput tribe. Solangi are among the oldest tribes of ancient Sindh. They are found throughout Sindh.

Unar[edit]

The Unar are a Samma Rajput clan. They are found in Larkana and Shikarpur districts.

Jhatial[edit]

The Jhatial are also Sarai tribe. They are found in Larkana, Dadu, Ghotki and Hyderabad districts.

Sindhi-Sipahi of Rajasthan[edit]

The Sindh-Sipahi originally belonged to the family of Chandravanshi Rajputs.[2] They are said to have converted to Islam, at the time of the conquest of Sindh by the Arabs, around 8th Century A.D.

They are sub-divided into various tribes, such as the Bhatti, Sodha, Tonwar and Rathore, and further divided into firkas or sub-clans. Their main firkas are the Samma, Saand, Gajju, Bhayyo, Panno, Sithar, and Mahar. The Samma clan is named for its founder and traces its pedigree to Bhati Rajputs.[2] The Saand and Gajju were originally Sodha; Bhayo and Panno are said to be descended from Tonwar; and Sithar are Rathore.

The Mahar claim to have always been Hindu. In addition to these communities, the Junejas and Mangria are also considered to be Sindh-Sipahi.

Dhatis and Khudalis are the two chief sub-divisions of the Sindhi-Sipahi. The Dhati are found mainly in Jaisalmer, while the Khudali are found in Barmer and Jodhpur.The Khudali are camel nomads, and dwell in temporary thatched huts. The Dhatis are settled farmers.

Prominent Sindhi Rajputs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolpert, Stanly A (1993). Zulfi Bhuto of Pakistan:His life and Times. Oxford University Press. p. 4. ISBN 0-19-507661-3. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b The Castes of Marwar by Munshi Hardyal Singh page 43