Jatoi

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For village of this name see Jatoi Hathras

Jatoi (Hindi: जटोई, Urdu: جتوئی ) is a variant of Jat found in Sindh province of Pakistan and Afghanistan.[1] Jatoi is the name of a Baloch tribe in Sindh, Pakistan. The Jatoi originated from Balochistan.

The sub clans of Jatoi Baloch are Bullo, Misrani, Nacharani.

Origin

History

Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria) [2] discussing about the variants of Jat writes that in Baluchistan the Jat is also known as Jatoi or Jatgal or Jagdal[3], The Jagdal, the notorious camel drivers, however, were not Jats but some other tribes akin to Jats. Jatoi betrays the old Hellenic impact[4] which presumably lasts even up to the present time in Sindh and Baluchistan.

Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria)[5] further writes that H.W. Bailey , a keen student of Chinese language, who identified Yueh-Chih with the Jatoi, Iatii mentioned by Ptolemy and who were Jats of Cunningham , Tod, Elphinstone etc.

Jatoi (जतोई), (1) an agricultural clan found in Shahpur ; (2) one of the original main sections of the Baloch, but not now an organised tribe. Found wherever the Balocli have spread. In Montgomery it is classed as agricultural. In the Chenab Colony it is the most numerous of the Baloch tribes. [6]

Jatoi towns

Distribution in Pakistan

Jatoi are found in Districts : Thatta (Sindh),

Notable persons

  • Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (1931-2009), Pakistani politician, and was the Acting Prime Minister of Pakistan for 3 months, from August 6, 1990 to November 6, 1990. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi's ancestors were mureeds of the Pir's of Sarhandi.

References

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.183,186
  2. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations: P.339
  3. Sigrid Westphal- Hellbusch and Heinz Westphal, op.eit., pp. 138,140. 145.
  4. Malia or Mallava as Malloi, Kathi as Kathoi, Jata or Jatt as Jatoi show the Greek influence.
  5. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations: P.346
  6. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.378

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