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Sindhi Shaikh
Shaikh
Regions with significant populations
India and Pakistan
Languages
Religion
Allah-green.svg Islam
Related ethnic groups

Sheikh (Arabic and Urdu: ‎), is an Arabic word meaning elder of a tribe, lord, revered old man, or Islamic scholar. The Shaikh of Sindh are one of the larger communities of the Sindhi Muslims ethnic group. They speak the various dialects of Sindhi, depending on their place of residence. The Shaikh are largely urban community, residing in the towns and cities of Sindh. Shaikhs have different community in them, namely baghdadi, sanjogi, nangani, deewan and chatani.[1][page needed]

Origin

In South Asia, it is used as an ethnic title generally attributed to Muslim trading families descended from the higher clans and are generally very rich and powerful in the local administration and economy.[2][page needed]

Notable people

  • Shaikh Ayaz, Sindhi poet of Pakistan
  • Marium Mukhtiar, Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar Shaikh was the first lady pilot of Pakistan, martyred on duty on Nov. 24th 2015, daughter of Col. (R) Mukhtiar Ahmed Shaikh, a retired colonel of Pakistan Army hailing from an honorable family of Pano Aqil, Sindh.
  • Najmuddin Shaikh, Former Foreign Secretary, Pakistan
  • Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, MPA Shikarpur Pakistan people's party PS 11
  • Samir Mir Shaikh , Chairman Higher Education FPCCI. Justice of Peace Karachi Govt of Sindh.

References

  1. ^ Gazetteer of West Pakistan, the Former Province of Sind Including Khairpur State. Gazetteer Cell, Board of Revenue, Lahore 1968 by H. T Sorely
  2. ^ Gazetteer of West Pakistan, the Former Province of Sind Including Khairpur State. Gazetteer Cell, Board of Revenue, Lahore 1968 by H. T Sorely



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