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The Chaush are Muslim[1] community of Hadhrami Arab descent found in the Deccan region of India.[2] It is a Turkish word used particularly during the Ottoman era of the Balkans, 'Chaush' or Čauši were military officers often tasked with guarding palaces.[1] They have a common origin with the Chavuse community of Gujarat.


  • Distribution 1
  • Chaush people 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5


The Arab community in Hyderabad is the central connection chord to the government affairs and where in have some families representing the Hadhramis of India and secure their right in Yemen.[3]

Chaush people

See also


  1. ^ a b Mediaeval Deccan History, eds Kulkarni,M A Naeem and de Souza, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1996, pg 63,
  2. ^ Omar Khalidi, The Arabs of Hadramawt in Hyderabad in Mediaeval Deccan History, eds Kulkarni, Naeem and de Souza, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1996, pg 63
  3. ^

Further reading

  • Omar Khulaidi, The Arabs of Hadramawt in Hyderabad in Mediaeval Deccan History, eds Kulkarni, Naeem and de Souza, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1996
  • Leif Manger, Hadramis in Hyderabad: From Winners to Losers, Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 35, Numbers 4-5, 2007, pp. 405–433(29)
  • Engseng Ho, The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean, University of California Press, 2006
  • Ababu Minda Yimene, An African Indian community in Hyderabad, Cuvillier Verlag, 2004, pg 201
  • Hadhrami Traders, Scholars, and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean:1750s-1960s By-Ulrike Freitag and W. G. Clarence-Smith
  • Čaušević
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