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Sindhi

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Sindhi refers to an ethnic group of people originating in Sindh which is part of present day Pakistan. Many Sindhis live in Pakistan but many Sindhi Hindus emigrated to India when the subcontinent was partitioned in 1947. The language of these people is also known as Sindhi.

Culture

Sindhi culture is pretty much of a mixture of Muslim and Hindu culture. All religions are respected and a great unity between Hindus and Muslims is seen in Sindh when they visit the big Sufis.

Women wear very colorful clothes and put a 'chadore' on their heads; men traditionally wear a white or blue dress and wear a turban on their head. This, however, has changed in cities.

Sindhis usually flourish in business particularly that of cloth and textiles. Most Hindu Sindhis are identifiable by the "ani" at the end their last names like Daswani, Mahboobani etc..

The ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohanjodaro derive their names from words in this language. In Sindhi, Mohan-jo-daro literally translates to Dead-of-Mound which really means the mound of the dead.

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