Black Africans were enslaved and brought to Balochistan in medieval times. The descendants are called Makrani or Sheedi. The Sheedis (also called Habshi, from Arabic حبشي ḥabashi) are a Negroid people in Pakistan. They are the descendants of slaves first brought to Pakistan by Arab merchants in medieval times from the Bantu-speaking parts of eastern Africa. Sheedis were referred to as Zanj by Arabs, and Seng Chi by the Chinese.
Let’s not forget that not all the Africans in Pakistan were slaves, some were mercenaries and soldiers. Also “Habshi” could have come from the fact that a lot of the Africans in Pakistan were from Axum (and were Habesha).
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