Gorchi

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Gorchi गोरची is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan. Gorchani clan is found in Afghanistan.[1]

History

H. W. Bellew writes that Gorchani derive their descent from an ancestor called Garish or Goraish, which name has given rise to the notion of their affinity to the Koresh Arab. The Gorich are really Indian and the same people as the Keruch Rajput, a Kachwaha or a Parihara clan probably. The Gorich, or Korich, or Graish, or Kurush, as the name is pronounced in different parts, is a widely extended tribe on the Indus border. The name Koresh or Kurush is said to be the national designation of the Kafir tribes north of Lughman ; and it is not impossible it may have been the family name of the Cyrus king of Persia, who was born in the Cabul country. [2]

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Gorchi were the principal Muslim Jat clan in district with population -

Notable persons

See also

Gorchhiya

References

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.135,144
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.134-135

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