Muhajir

Muhajir

About Muhajir

Muhajir is a term vaguely used by some Pakistanis to describe the immigrants, and especially their descendants, who chose to settle in Pakistan and shifted their domicile after partition of British India to Pakistan. Some had participated in the movement for creation of Pakistan in 1947. Most migrants migrated from the Muslim minority provinces to Muslim majority provinces within British India. Their principal language is Urdu. Over time, their second and third generations have been assimilated especially in Punjab, Pakistan and now identify themselves as Punjabis with local cultures and traditions. Some still speak Urdu as it is the official language and is widely spoken in almost every city of Punjab. The situation is not the same in Sindh, where successful integration was not possible over time, mainly due to the isolation of the Sindhi- and Urdu-speaking populations in rural and urban areas, respectively.

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