Samma dynasty

Former 15th century dynasty of Sindh in Pakistan

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Coordinates: 24°44′46.02″N 67°55′27.61″E / 24.7461167°N 67.9243361°E / 24.7461167; 67.9243361

Samma dynasty

سما راڄ
1336–1524
CapitalThatta
Common languagesSindhiKutchiGujarati in HalarArabic (liturgical language)
Religion
IslamHinduism[1][2]
GovernmentMonarchy
Jam 
History 
• Samma dynasty begins
1336
• Samma dynasty ends
1524
Area
1500500,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi)
Population
• 1500
4000000
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Soomra dynasty
Arghun dynasty
Today part ofPakistan
India[3]

The Samma dynasty (Sindhi: سمن جو راڄ‎, Urdu: سلسله سماں‎) was a medieval [2][3][4] dynasty in the Indian subcontinent, that ruled in Sindh, and parts of Kutch, Punjab and Balochistan from c. 1351 to c. 1524 CE, with their capital at Thatta in modern Pakistan; before being replaced by the Arghun dynasty.

The Samma dynasty has left its mark in Sindh with noted structures including the necropolis of and royalties in Thatta.[2][5]

  1. ^ P. M. Holt; Ann K. S. Lambton; Bernard Lewis (21 April 1977). The Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2A, The Indian Sub-Continent, South-East Asia, Africa and the Muslim West. Cambridge University Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-521-29137-8.
  2. ^ a b c Census Organization (Pakistan); Abdul Latif (1976). Population Census of Pakistan, 1972: Larkana. Manager of Publications.
  3. ^ a b U. M. Chokshi; M. R. Trivedi (1989). Gujarat State Gazetteer. Director, Government Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. p. 274. It was the conquest of Kutch by the Sindhi tribe of Sama Rajputs that marked the emergence of Kutch as a separate kingdom in the 14th century.
  4. ^ Rapson, Edward James; Haig, Sir Wolseley; Burn, Sir Richard; Dodwell, Henry (1965). The Cambridge History of India: Turks and Afghans, edited by W. Haig. Chand. p. 518.
  5. ^ Population Census of Pakistan, 1972: Jacobabad

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Nearby Places

  • Thatta

    City in Sindh, Pakistan

  • Samma dynasty
  • Makli Necropolis

    Makli Hill is one of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 km.

  • Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta
  • Tatta, Tank

    Union Council in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

  • Tomb of Jam Mubarak Khan

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