are used by the Baloch people in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan.
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CHANDIO Pakistani, Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name Chand
, referring to a past ancestor of Kurdish-Balochi origin. This is the name of a Sindhi and Balochi tribe in Pakistan.
KHAN Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from the Turkic military title khan
, which is ultimately from Mongolian ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan)
meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
QURESHI Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš)
, which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
was a member of. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša)
meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
SADOZAI Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado
" in Pashto. The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai
mainly inhabiting Pakistan as well as a Baloch tribe living by the Gulf of Oman in Iran. They claim to be the descendants of Sado Khan (1558-1621), a 17th-century Pashtun chief.