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Fakirani (फकिरानी) is one of the Kutchi Jat found in Sindh Baluchistan province of Pakistan and Kutch region of Gujrat in India.


From Baluchistan region which is now part of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran and Baluchistan of Pakistan.


The Muslim Jats are a Maldhari cattle hearding group, and are mainly distributed in Kutch and Saurashtra region. They have three territorial divisions, the Halai Jat (found in Jamnagar and Porbandar), Verai Jat (Banaskantha District), and Kutchi Jat (found in Kutch District). The Kutchi are further subdivided into the Dhanetah, Girasia and Fakirani, the latter consider themselves superior to the other two, and are strictly endogenous. They are further divided into clans like the Badajang, Podani, Aamar, Vangayi, while the Girasia are divided into the Mudrag, Bhallad and Hallayi. All these clans, except the Fakirani, enjoy equal status. The Saurashtra Jat, known as Malaks, maintain a system of Gotra exogamy.[1]

Distribution in India

Fakirani are found in Districts Kachchh Gujarat,

Distribution in Pakistan

Distribution in Iran

  • Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran

External links


  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 528-533

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