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Sindh Jesse Russell

Sindh

Jesse Russell

Published July 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9785513293088
Paperback
78 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sindh (pronounced: Sindhi:, Urdu: ) historically referred to as Baab-ul-Islam (lit. The gateway of Islam), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is alsoMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sindh (pronounced: Sindhi:, Urdu: ) historically referred to as Baab-ul-Islam (lit. The gateway of Islam), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is also locally known as the Mehran. Though Muslims form the largest religious group in Sindh, a good number of Christians, Zoroastrians and Hindus can also be found. Sindh is bounded to the west by the Indus River and Balochistan, to the north by Punjab, and to the south by the Arabian Sea. The main language spoken is Sindhi by about 40 million people. The name is derived from the Indus River that separates it from Balochistan and the greater Iranian Plateau. This river was known to the to the ancient Iranians in Avestan as Harauhuti, in Sanskrit as Sarasvati, to Assyrians (as early as the seventh century BC) as Sinda, to the Greeks as Indos, to the Romans as Indus, to the Persians as Ab-e-sind, to the Pashtuns as Abasind, to the Arabs as Al-Sind, to the Chinese as Sintow, and to the Javanese as the Santri.