The Arain are a large tribe of India and Pakistan. They are Muslims. Originally, they were the semitics tribes which had agricultural roots but in later times some of them shifted to towns and cities and became famous in many areas. A famous Arain family in the Indian subcontinent is the Mian Family of Baghbanpura, in Lahore. Some people say that the Arain people might have come to India in 713 AD with Muhammad bin Qasim al-Thaqafi from Arabia[source?]. Other people say that they are Aryans and that their name is also from this. The older's say that arain earlier comes from IRAN
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