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The Jadgal الزدجالي, جدجال is a Baloch tribe, who are settled throughout the Sindh, Balochistan region of Pakistan, and Iran in the Sistan and Baluchistan region. They are also found in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and Iraq. They have been referred to as al Zadjali since the time of the Islamic Empire.

The name Jadgal applies specifically to groups that still speak the siraiki.


History and origin

The terms Jadgal and al Zadjali were used interchangeably by early Arab historians of abasi origin..العباسيين

But though the name Jadgal are now confined to the small group in Kulanch,a large portion of the Baloch of Makkoran are certainly connected with them. Among these may be mentioned the influential Sangur tribe is also of though to be of Jadgali origin.

The Muhammad Zai clan are again an offshoot of the Sangur but now independent of the parent stock and living round Gwadar. Other groups connected with the Jadgals are the Band of Nalent in Meds of the coast.

According to some traditions, the Jadgal had a territory in present area of Jhalawan in central Balochistan and the cause of their migration from there was the war between them and the Brahuis the indos, and they are said to have had influence in that region, before the Brahuis gained the upper hand. in [sindh]the zadjalos or the jadgal known as sammat,son of noah the prophet, and sons of jamshed the legendary and the first king of Persia who could see in his win magic cup. According to others in iran shia"a, some believe they were descendant of Sam, the son of Umar, son of Quraish origins.

Another theory, makes them to be sons of shah as for nobility and honor.


They are found in Bahu, Karachi.

The Jadgal, or Zadjali as they are referred to are found in the Sultanate of Oman, and the island of Zanzibar, in Tanzania as a war soldieres of the sultanate of Oman empire.

See also


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  • Balochistan Through The Ages Selection from Government Records published in 1906.
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