Makrani

Makrani

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Makrani are the inhabitants of Makran coast of Balochistan in Iran and Pakistan. Black Africans were enslaved and brought to Balochistan in medieval times. The descendants are called Makrani or Sheedi. The Sheedis are a Negroid people in Pakistan. They are the descendants of slaves first brought to Pakistan by Arab merchants in medieval times from the Bantu-speaking parts of eastern Africa. Siddis were referred to as Zanj by Arabs, and Seng Chi (a malapropism of Zanj) by the Chinese. Most Makranis in Pakistan have Black Africans links from the female side. Many Sindhi feudals imported African female slaves; so did the Omani Arabs of Gwadar, an coastal city of Balochistan which was in control of Oman in the 17th century. According to Dr. Sengupta's seminal study, the Y-DNA analysis reveals E3a at a frequency distribution of 5%. On the other hand, mtDNA analysis reveals approx 40% L1a, L2a, L2b, L2d.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136670364
  • 9786136670362