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Oka (ओक) (Ok) is gotra of Jats. [1]


They are considered descendants of Andhaka. [2]


H. W. Bellew [3] has mentioned about clans found in Sistan. He writes that We have now to notice the peoples inhabiting the ancient Drangia (modern Sistan), the country whence the Durani derive their name. Sistan was formerly called Nimroz (after Nimrod, king of Babylon), and was the residence of Jamshed and other Persian kings of the fabulous or traditionary Peshdadi dynasty; it is celebrated also as the centre from which the Persian power rose, and as being the home of the heroic Rustam. The principal inhabitants of Sistan are the Sistani, a very mixed people, who have no possession in the soil, and occupy a servile position amongst the dominant tribes of the country. With reference to these last, the divisions of Sistan may be said to be the Okat (pi. of Ok or Awak, a derivative perhaps from the Turki oe, or awe = " house habitation ") of Lash-Juwen and Farah, inhabited by the Ishak, or Sak, Durani ; Chaknasur, inhabited by Sarabani Baloch; Sihkijha, by the Kayani (now mostly at Ghayin in Persian Khorasan); Garmsil, inhabited by Baloch, Bahrech, Nur, and other Durani ; and Kandahabi by the Shahriki and Kurd. Of these, the Baloch, commonly called Sarbandi (Sarabani?), and the Shahriki ("of the Shahri") are the predominant tribes in numbers and in influence ; but the Kayani are the most ancient, and are said to descend from the Kai dynasty of Persia founded by Cyrus (Kurush). Besides these are some Tajik, supposed to be descendants of the ancient Persians, and some obscure wild tribes of hunters and cattle-graziers who

[Page-171]: dwell on the shores of the Hamun, or Sistan Lake, in the centre of which is an isolated rock called Kohi Zur or Sur, which is said to have been the seat of Rustam's castle.

The Ishak, Sahak, or Sak Durani we have already noticed.


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  1. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.296
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.170-1742

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