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Alikhel (Pashto : عليخېل) or Alikhil is a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Alikhel belongs to the tribe of the Panni confederation of Pashtuns. It is considered a "brother tribe" of the Sulaimankhel and Tanoli tribes.
In 1924, the Alikhel joined in the Khost Rebellion initiated by the Mangal tribe.
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The Akakhel, pronounced Akaa Khel or Akakhail, are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Ghilji/Ghilzais confederation. Their mother language is Pashto. In the early 20th century, the tribe was generally pastoral. The Akakhel are one of the largest Ghilji Pashtun subtribes. A reasonable majority of those who were living on the Durand Line migrated since 1900 into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan to Sikander Abad Charsadda,Peshawar, Swat(Barikot) Abbottabad, Nowshera, Mardan, Attock, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Gojra, Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad, Karachi and Quetta. The exact population number of this clan is not known; however, it is estimated to be around 2 million all around the world The population of this tribe primarily lives in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 85 % live in Pakistan and about 1% or 2% live in Afghanistan and remaining 13% lives in England, Germany, United Arab Emirates, China, Malaysia, Canada and United States of America.
Haji Syed Ahmed Shah, known as Haji Baba, was a saint who migrated from Saudi Arabia to KPK region of Pakistan somewhere in the 15th or 16th century to preach Islam and then settled in the KP region. He earned the title of "Haji Baba" after performing hajj several times, traveling all the way from South Asia to Makkah on foot. He was descendant of Muhammad, specifically from the lineage of Imam Hussain and Imam Ali al-Hadi. His descendants who are linguistically Pashtuns, are known as Haji Khel Syedan (Syeds) Hajikhel (tribe) or Miagan/Mian by other Pashtun tribes and mostly live in Upper Dir District and some have migrated to other district of Khyber Pukhtunkwa. His tribe Haji Khel Miagan are well reputated among other Pashtun tribes bieng from the lineage of Muhammad. His tomb is located at Gandigar, Upper Dir District.