Maku

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Maku (मकु) (Maki,Mykoi) is a Jat clan is found in Afghanistan.[1]

Origin

Makula village

History

Maku stands for Makwahana, a very ancient Indian tribe, neither Rajput nor Jat by descent, but reckoned amongst the Rajput along with the Jat as adopted tribes ; a clan, perhaps, of the Saka Scythians. [2]

The Mykoi, as before stated, may be now represented by the Maku Durani of Kandahar. The greater portion of the Maku, it is said, emigrated to Hindustan to escape the horrors of the Mughal invasion under Changhz Khan. There are some flourishing, though small, colonies of the Maku in Multan and the Derajat of the Indus valley. The Maku are generally associated with the Khagwani, a branch of the Khugiani, before described, and with them reckoned as of the Mak, or Makh, race, which I have supposed to be the Makwahana of the Rajput genealogy. [3]

Notable persons

Reference

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.16,92,127,157,161
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.16
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.157

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