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Storyani (Pashto : ستورياني), also called Ustrani or Ustarana, is a Sayyid origin Pashtun tribe inhabiting the Frontier Region in the outer hills opposite the extreme south of Dera Ismail Khan district [1] of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. They have occupied the eastern slope of Suleiman Mountains. To their north lies Gomal River, which separates South Waziristan Agency from this region. To their south west across Baluchistan border is Zhob and Dukki, to the east towards Daman plains with the Gandapurs of Kulachi, to the west with Musa Khel and Zmaryani while Qaisrani (a Balouch tribe) on the south. [2] and the adeen zai are the most powerful tribe in stouryani and adeen zai tribe late chief fazal haq Khan adeen zai was the most influential man in stouryani tribe

History and origin

Until about the 18th century the Storyani were entirely a pastoral and trading tribe; [1] they were venturesome traders, carrying goods from Kandahar as far as West Bengal, but the feud with their neighbors the Musa Khel and the Bozdar put a stop to their annual westward immigration, and they were forced to take to agriculture and subsequently acquired a good deal of the country below the hills. [1] Their territory includes the eastern slopes of the Suleiman Mountains, the crest of the range being held by the Musa Khel, and Zmaryani. [1] [3] Storyanis are descanded by Syed Gesdudaraz I from his Sherani wife, and had five sons [4]


Sherani [5]

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