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Rind (Baloch tribe)

Rind (Balochi: رِند‎) are a Baloch tribe settled in the Balochistan province of Iran, and the Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan.[citation needed] According to Baloch folklore the tribe was founded by Rind, one of Mir Jalal Khan's four sons.[1] At the turn of the 15th century the Rind led by Mir Chakar Rind are believed to have engaged in a 30-year war against the Lashari, in which the Lashari were mostly wiped out. These events are the subject of many Balochi heroic ballads.[2]


  1. ^ Spooner, Brian. "BALUCHISTAN i. Geography, History and Ethnography". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ Elfenbein, J. "BALUCHISTAN iii. Baluchi Language and Literature". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 4 September 2015.