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Dawi (also spelled as Davi, Daavi or Daway) is a Gharghasht Pashtun tribe and the brother of the Kakar tribe. Both are the sons of Gharghasht tribe. The population of Davi tribe is almost equal to that of the Kakar tribe but apparently seems smaller than Kakar because of the close ties of both tribes; they intermingled and mixed so closely that most Davi tribesmen consider themselves as part of Kakar tribe. Therefore, a large portion of Davi tribe is part of Kakar. [ citation needed ]

The Davi tribesmen mostly live in Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Kashmir and India. Where there is a Kakar tribe, Davi will also be there living together either with name of Kakar or Davi. They also live in Pukhtoonkhwa, especially in Katlang, Baghicha Dheri, Babozai and Sawal Dher, Mardan. Many Nawab families of Hindustan and the Sardars of Quetta belong to the Davi tribe. Senator and writer Abdul Hadi Dawai is also a Davi.


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