Pathans of Madhya Pradesh

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Pathans of Madhya Pradesh
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The Pathans of Madhya Pradesh are an Urdu-speaking Pashtun community settled in the present-day Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

History and origin[edit]

The early Pathan settlers in what became the princely state of Bhopal were known as Barru-kat because they initially used reeds for roofing their houses.[1] Bhopal became a hub for Pathan settlement, with others arriving to be soldiers in the Begum's army. Immigration continued until the creation of Pakistan in 1947.[2] The state of Jaora was settled by Rohilla Pathans.[3][full citation needed]

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