:Awan was an Elamite dynasty of Iran. ...more on Wikipedia about "Awan"
Awan is an Arabic word, which means helper or an assistant. Awans, as a group, are one of the South Asian tribe of Arab origin, living predominantly in western and central parts of the Pakistan's province of Punjab. Since all Awans were Muslims, nearly all of them migrated to Pakistan after independence in 1947. In Pakistan, their populations is concentrated in the districts of Mianwali, Chakwal, Jhelum and Sargodha and also scattered throughout rest of Punjab. Awans claim their descent from Hazrat Ali (RA), the fourt Caliph of Islam. Originally Arabs, they migrated to South Asia after 712 AD, when Muhammad bin Qasim, a young Arab general from the Syria of the Umayyad Caliphate conquered modern Pakistan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Awan Pakistan"
The Baloch (بلوچ alternative transliterations Baluch, Balouch, Balooch, Balush, Balosh, Baloosh, Baloush et al.) are an Iranian people living primarily in the southeast corner of the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia. The Baloch speak Baluchi, which is considered a north-western Iranian language and the Baloch are generally considered an Iranian people as a result. The Baloch are predominantly Muslim, with most belonging to the Hanafi school of thought of Sunni Islam, but there are also a significant number of Zikri Muslims in Balochistan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baloch"
The Balti are the descendants of an amalagam of Tibetan and Indo-Aryan (Dardic) people whose population of 400,000 is found in the Pakistani-controlled Baltistan (called Baltiyul by locals - a former district of Ladakh) and Kargil and Leh districts of Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. Their language, the Balti, belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family and is a sub-dialect of Ladakhi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Balti people"
The Brahui are an ethnic group of about 2.2 million people with the majority found in Kalat, Pakistan, but also found in smaller numbers in neighboring Afghanistan and Iran. They are closely linked to the Baloch with whom they have substantially intermingled and whose cultural traits they have absorbed. Linguistically, they speak the Brahui language, which is a North Dravidian language, but due to its isolation from the other Dravidian tongues it has considerable Balochi vocabulary and even counting begins with Balochi numbers. There is no distinct indigenous script for Brahui; like Balochi it is written in Perso-Arabic alphabet. Brahui is spoken in the following areas: Merv area of Turkmenistan, Sindh, Zahedan and Zabol in Iranian Balochistan, southern parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan Balochistan and with the bulk in the Jhalawan region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brahui people"
The Burig, or Purik, are another group of Tibetan Muslims who live south of the Balti in Kashmir. Most of them live in Baltistan and Kargil, although significant numbers reside in Leh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burig"
The Hazara ethnic group resides mainly in the central Afghanistan mountain region called ' Hazarajat'. They make up anywhere between 30% of Afghanistan's population, but an accurate census has not been taken in decades so there is little information to verify at present. There are also significant populations of Hazaras in Pakistan and Iran. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hazara"
The Kalasha, also known as the Kalash, are an ethnic group that lives in the Hindu Kush region of Pakistan. They are an ancient Dardic people who speak the Kalasha language. Seemingly out of place in Central Asia, they are known to have light skin, eyes, and hair, similar to what one would find in Southern Europe. Many Kalash allege that they are the direct descendants of either Greek settlers, Alexander the Great's army, or even Alexander himself. Their claims are questionable, as there is proof of their existence before Alexander's invasion of the Persian Empire. One theory suggests that similarities in the culture of the Kalash and Ancient Macedonian peoples stem from the pre- Indo-European expansion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kalasha"
Malik (الملك) is a word that means "king" in Arabic, also adopted in various other oriental languages, also in derived meanings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malik"
Muhajir or Mohajir is an Arabic word, widely used in the Muslim world that refers to someone who has emigrated from one place to another, in particular due to religious beliefs. In Pakistan, it is essentially used for Urdu speaking Muslim refugees that migrated to Pakistan after the indepence in 1947. In Urdu, Muhajir also means immigrant or emigrant or refugee. ...more on Wikipedia about "Muhajir Urdu"
This article is about (members of) the Parsi Zoroastrian community in and from India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Parsi"
The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. Large additional colonies can be found in the Northern Areas, Azad Kashmir, and the cities of Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan as well as throughout other parts of Afghanistan. There are smaller communities in Iran and India, and a large migrant worker community in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. The Pashtuns are typically characterized by their language, their pre-Islamic indigenous code of honor and culture Pashtunwali, and adherence to Islam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pashtun people"
Punjabis are a largely an Indo-Aryan people native to the Punjab region located in the north west corner of the Indian subcontinent. Punjabis are the largest ethnic group of Pakistan and are also found in India, where they are a tiny minority. ...more on Wikipedia about "Punjabis"
The Seraikis (also spelt as Saraikis) are a people in the southern areas of Pakistani Punjab. There is much dispute over whether the Seraiki language is a separate language or a Punjabi dialect. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seraikis"
Shaikh ( Arabic: ),(also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Sheikh) is a word in the Arabic language meaning elder of tribe, lord or a revered old man. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sheikh"
Sindhi Memons are an ethnic group residing in Sindh Province of Pakistan. They speak an Indo-European language called Sindhi. They are primarily involved in agriculture, unlike other Memons who tend to be bussinessmen. Their origins are doubtful. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindhi Memon"
Sindhi refers to an Indo-Aryan socio-ethnic group of people originating in Sindh which is part of present day Pakistan. Sindhis that live in Pakistan are predominantly Muslim, while many Sindhi Hindus emigrated to India when British India was divided in 1947. Sindhi is an Indo-Aryan tongue with an eclectic history not unlike the Sindhis themselves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindhi people"
The Tajiks are one of the principal ethnic groups of Central Asia, and are primarily found in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, and the Xinjiang province of China. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tajiks"
The Wakhi are inhabitants of Wakhan. An ethnic group consisting of speakers of the Wakhi language. Also known as Pamiri or Mountain Tajiks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wakhi (ethnic group)"
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