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The Jakhro (Urdu: جكهرو ‎) (Sindhi جکرو) is Sindhi tribe of Sindh, Pakistan. Jakhro is a subdivision of Abro tribe which is driven from Sammat tribe, not to be confused with other tribe (Sindhi جاکرا which has same spelling in English.


Majority of the tribe lives in northern Sindh and some areas of Balochistan. Major cities in Sindh are Thatta, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shadadkot, kumbar, Dadu, Hyderabad and Jacobabad districts. A very small minority is settled in Karachi and abroad. The total population of Jakhro tribe is estimated around 500,000.


The Jakhro tribe has been praised by the famous Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. The compilation of the verses could be found in Shah Jo Risalo the sur (chapter) is Bilawal. The English translation of this chapter has been done by Elsa Kazi [1]. A sample of the translation is given below,

Jakhro worthy is,and the restbut name of 'king' do bear; جَکِرو جَسَ کَرو، ٻِيا سَڀِ اَنِيرا؛
As Jakhro was produced, othersthat way no fashioned were; جِيائِين جُڙيو جَکِرو، تِيائِين نه ٻِيا؛
Clay needed for his make so rarefor him was just enough. . مِٽِي تَنهِن ماڳا، اَصُلُ هُئِي ايتِرِي


People of this tribe are traditionally agriculturists; nowadays many have exceled in field of medicine, engineering, banking, law, education and other noble professions.

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