Jaghori (Hazara tribe)

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The Jaghori are a tribe of Hazara people in Afghanistan, who mostly inhabit Ghazni Province. They form the majority of the Hazaras in Quetta.[citation needed]


The origin of the name of Jaghori is not clear. One of the suppositions is that once the Mongols settled these areas the Ghori people, whose chief Shahabuddin Ghori had destroyed the Ghaznavid empire, were inhabiting this place. therefore "Jai-ghori", in Hazaragi means "in place of Ghori".


Hazara researcher Mohammad Isa Ghargjestani identified four major branchest of the Jaghori in 1989: the Baighani (or Ata), Yazdari (Ezdari), Baghocari, and the Gari.[1]


The Jaghori are referenced in 1881 CE as being led by a Chief Safdar Ali, and it is noted that they had received a khillit and been conciliated by Amir Abdur Rahman.[2]

In the Hazara Pioneers, the Hazara unit in British army, was raised in 1904 by Major Claude Jacob (Later Field Marshal Sir Claude Jacob) in Quetta, British Balochistan Agency. Its class composition had two out of four companies comprising Jaghoris.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Robert L. Canfield (27 October 2010). Ethnicity, Authority and Power in Central Asia: New Games Great and Small. Taylor & Francis US. pp. 132–. ISBN 978-0-415-78069-8. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Ludwig W. Adamec . Historical and political who's who of Afghanistan. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1975. ISBN 3-201-00921-0, ISBN 978-3-201-00921-8