The word Thaheem said to be derived from the name of an influential tribe of the Arabian Peninsula, the Banu Tamim. Thaheems were initially warriors who migrated to the South Asia and conquered India under the command of the Muslim general Muhammad Bin Qasim. A majority speaks Saraiki language. Thaheem in Sindh region speak Saraiki and Sindhi. in Balochistan (Khuzdar) Thaheem tribe speak Balochi and Brohi. The Bafan community of Gujarat claim descent from the Thaheem tribe. Currently majority of Thaheem live in South Punjab especially in District Chiniot, Patraki(A village, hometown of NAWAB SAADULLAH KHAN THAHEEM,prime minister during SHAH JAHAN era.) and Sindh Province in Pakistan alongside the ancient conquest route.
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