Sindhi diaspora

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The Sindhi diaspora consists of Sindhi people who have emigrated from the Sindh province in Pakistan to other countries and regions of the world, as well as their descendants. Apart from South Asia, there is a large and well-established community of Sindhis throughout different continents of the world - including Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, UAE, USAE. and UK etc.[1]

Pakistan[edit]

Within Pakistan, Sindhis have historically maintained contact and settlement connections with the Balochistan region and areas constituting South Punjab. Today, there are many clans in these regions which claim Sindhi heritage; one notable example in southern Punjab is the Mahar tribe. Sindhis who have mixed Balochi origins are known as the Sindhi Baloch; there are many different Baloch tribes which have genetic links in Sindh and vice versa.

India[edit]

Following the independence in 1947, most of the Sindhi Hindu community migrated to India. Today, there are over 3.8 million Sindhis living in India.[2] Most of these Sindhi migrants have established settlements in Western India.

Afghanistan[edit]

It is estimated that around 10,700 Sindhi of Afghanistan are part of a much larger Sindhi people group. Nearly most of the Sindhi in Afghanistan are Hanafite Muslim.[3]

United States[edit]

Main article: Sindhi American

There is a sizeable population of Sindhis in the U.S. The World Sindhi Institute is a Sindhi human rights organisation formed by Sindhi Americans and expatriates based in the United States.

Other[edit]

Many Indian Indonesians belonging to the Hindu faith have origins in the Sindh region. In Australia, there is a small and vibrant community of Sindhis too; the Sydney Sindhi Association is a cultural organisation formed by expatriate Indian Hindu Sindhis in Sydney. They celebrate the many cultural events which are celebrated back home. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sindhi, people. "Sindhi diaspora". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for India Archived 18 January 2010 at WebCite
  3. ^ People, Sindhi. "Sindhi diaspora". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Sydney Sindhi Association