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    lohana caste's origin in modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan

    I've found 3 sources talking about the origin of lohana people (historic), here are some citations :

    "Historian Burton writes Lohanas were brave people and says they were spread over today's Baluchistan (Pakistan), Afghanistan and eastern fringes of Central Asia"

    "Lohanas are still to be found in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are now Islamic states. In Afghanistan, they still maintain their religious identity and are known as Lokhathra. The Lohanas who keep their Hindu identity in Sindh are known as Sindhi Lohana."

    "Lohanas or ‘Master of Swords’ are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group and are a suryavanshi Kshatriya community of India that originated in Iran and Afghanistan. In India, they mainly reside in Gujarat, Mumbai and other parts of the country. They have also spread to all parts of the world. It is a Pashtun sub tribe of Ghilzai tribe."



    if some people have seen result of lohana, does the result of these people show ressemblance to modern-day pashtun of Afghanistan ?

    and if you have historic info to add, I would be interested.
    I always thought the lohana were from sindh and not Afghanistan or central asia.

    this part especially surprised me "They have also spread to all parts of the world. It is a Pashtun sub tribe of Ghilzai tribe."

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    Wasn't Jinnah a Lohana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuterium_1 View Post
    Wasn't Jinnah a Lohana?
    his ancestors were probably lohanas (he was an ex-ismaili shia converted to twelver shia)

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