Junejo

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Junejo is the name of a Samma Sindhi Rajput tribe in Sindh and in some parts of India mostly in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Punjab. Their primary language is Hindi and Gujarat. Among the Sindhi Hindu community Juneja is a common surname and many Juneja people originally from Sindh migrated to India during the independence in 1947. Junejo are also known as Jam in some circles,originally the Jams from Sanghar are Junejo. They are mostly involved in agriculture-related industries and the political arena.[citation needed]

Juneja of India[edit]

In India, the Juneja are found mainly in the districts of Amerli, Rajkot and Kutch, all in Gujarat. They have socially a much better status in India than Pakistan. They speak a dialect of Kutchi, which has several Sindhi loanwords. A good many are Maldhari pastoral nomads found in the Banni region of Kutch. The Juneja of Gujarat have also been associated with Hikmat, the practice of medicine, and the community has produced many prominent doctors. They have close links with other Kutch Samma tribes such as the Halaypotra, Hingora and Hingorja.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 548-552