Friday, February 15, 2008

THE PASHTUN TRIBES

(COURTESY: www,khyber.org)

There is no reference to Jandakhels of the Khyber Agency in this enumeration---B.Raman
A
Ahmadzai
AbdaliLiving in Qandahar District of Afghanistan
AchakzaiA large tribe of Pashtuns; majority of them live in Quetta, Qilla Saifullah, Qilla Abdullah and Pishin Districts of Pakistan and in Qandahar District of Afghanistan
AfridiMajority of them live in Khyber and Orakzai agencies of Pakistan's Tribal areas bordering Afghanistan
AlakozaiAlako was the brother of Popal and Barak. (Popalzai and Barakzai). His offspring is known as Alakozai's. Their traditional home is the Arghandab Valley north of Qandahar
B
Bannuchis New
BetaniLiving in Lakki Marwat District and Waziristan Agencies of Pakistan
Bareq
Barakzai
BangashLiving in Kohat, Kurram and Orakzai Agencies
BaboriOriginating in the Suleiman Mountains between NWFP and Balochistan, the Babori (or Babar's) are widely dispersed
D
Dotani
Dawarh
Dalazak
Dolat Khel
Dolat Zai
G
Ghoria Khel
Ghilji/GhilzaiOne of the most famous tribes of Afghanistan. They are large and widespread and occupy the high plateaus north of Qandahar (Qalat-e-Ghilzai) and extend eastwards towards the Suleiman Mountains westwards towards the Gul Koh range, and north of the Kabul River
Ghurghasht
Gorbaz
H
Hotak
Hani
J
Jadoon
K
Kharoti
Kheshki
Kakar
Kasi
Khattak
Khogiani
Khalil
L
Lodhi
M
Malagori
Mandarh
MarwatSettled mostly in Lakki Marwat district. Large populations also live in Peshawar (Migrated), Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and Bannu District.
Matozi
Mangal
Mahsood
Mohmand
Muhammad Zai
N
Niazi New
O
Orakzai
P
Popalzai
Prhangi
Q
Qais Abdul Rashid BabaQais Baba is considered the father of all Pashtuns. It is said that Qais Baba was a companion of the Prophet PBUH and that he married the daughter of Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed RA. He also participated in many Ghazvats (Battles) and was very well known for his bravery. His tomb is in Zhob district of Balochistan.
R
Razarh
S
Sadozai
Shinwari
Shitak
SwatiThe biggest land ownin group of Mansehra and Battagram districts. In the times of Muhammad Ghauri, they came to Swat from Shalman in Afghanistan and defeated the Hindus to establish their rule in that valley.
Shilmani
T
Tarin
Turi
U
Urmarh
Utman KhelPredominantly live in Bajaur Agency and adjacent Swat districts.
W
Wazir
Wardak
Y
Yusufzai
Z
Zadran
Zamand
Zazi
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3 comments:

stanekzai said...

you have forgoten one of its tribe "stanekzai"

stanekzai tribe r mostly in Nangarhar - jalalabad and Logar, which r all pure pashtuns.

the famous stanekzai were ABdul Haq, Haji qader, Jabar sabet who is at present attoreny geeneral, masoom stanekzai.

thanks

TARIQ said...

You have also left out the Katti-Khels. They were the founders of TANK as a city. The founder of the tribe was Katal Khan, the builder of the Tank Fort, (in ruins today) was Sarwar Khan. The dynasty led to the Nawab of Tank family. The last Nawab of Tank died in 1970 and was instrumental in assisting the Muslim League in securing the Referendum for Pakkistan.The tribe lives on in small numbers in Tank as well as near Attock

Diomedon said...

Hey Raman, you haven't posted in a while. Are you okay? Keep up the good work--