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Bhishti
A water carrier or “bhisti” in India,.jpg
A bhishti in India, 1870
Total population
529,000[citation needed]
Regions with significant populations
 India Pakistan
Languages
UrduHindiAwadhi
Religion
Allah-green.svg
Islam 100%
Related ethnic groups
Bhahisti • Saifi
Bhesties, an 1838 illustration showing Bhishtis
Bhesties, an 1838 illustration showing Bhishtis
A Bhishti in 1880
A Bhishti in 1880

The Bhishti (Hindustani: भिश्ती, بهِشتی) are a Muslim tribe or biradari found in North India and Pakistan.

History and origin

They are classified as Ajlaf in the South Asian Muslim caste system.[1]

References

  1. ^ Vempeny, Sebastian (2003). Minorities in Contemporary India. Kanishka Publishers. p. 117.