Jaghori (Hazara tribe)

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Sima Samar a Jaghori Hazara politician

Jaghori, (Dari: جاغوری‎), is a tribe of Hazara people in Afghanistan, who mostly inhabit Ghazni Province. Some Jaghori Hazaras also live in Pakistan they form the majority of the Hazaras in Quetta.[citation needed]


The Ghori people, whose chief Muhammad of Ghor had destroyed the Ghaznavid empire, were inhabiting this place. therefore "Jai-ghori", in Hazaragi Dari means "in place of Ghori".[citation needed]


Hazara researcher Muhammad 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]

Famous People from Jaghori[edit]

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  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