Samma dynasty

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The Samma dynasty

سما راڄ
Samma dynasty
1351–1524
CapitalThatta
Common languagesSindhiKutchiGujarati in HalarArabic (liturgical language)
Religion
Islam[1]Hinduism
GovernmentMonarchy
Jam 
History 
• Samma dynasty begins
1351
• 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
Afghanistan
India

The Samma dynasty (Sindhi: سمن جو راڄ‎,Hindi: राजवंशम्) was a Rajput power on the Indian Subcontinent, that ruled in Sindh, Kutch, Saurashtra (region) and parts of Punjab and Balochistan from c. 1351 to c. 1524 AD, 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 magnificent structures including the necropolis of and royalties in Thatta.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Muslim India before the Mughals, I. H. Qureshi, The Cambridge History of Islam, Vol. 2A, ed. P.M. Holt, Ann K.S. Lambton and Bernard Lewis, (Cambridge University Press, 1980), 26.
  2. The Hindu - The world's largest necropolis
  3. Pakistan, Census Organization; Latif, Abdul (1976). Population Census of Pakistan, 1972: Larkana. Manager of Publications.