The Tarkani (Pashto : ترکاڼيtarkāṇī; Urdu : ترکانی) or Tarkalani (Pashto : ترکلاڼيtarkalāṇī; Urdu : ترکلانی) is a Pashtun tribe mainly settled in Bajaur Agency, Lower Dir district of Pakistan but originally hailed from the Laghman province of modern-day Afghanistan.
The Tarkani is split into four clans. These include Mamund (Kakazai and Wur), Salarzai, Isazai, and Ismailzai.
The Yūsufzai also spelled Yousafzai or Esapzai, are one of the largest tribes of Pashtuns. They are mostly based in northern and eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and parts of eastern Afghanistan, but they are also settled in large numbers in Rohilkhand, northern India. Their name may originate from the names of the Aspasioi and the Aśvakan, ancient inhabitants of the Kunar, Swat, and adjoining valleys in the Hindu Kush. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, belongs to the Yusufzai tribe.
The Mohmand or Momand are a tribe of Pashtuns. They are mostly based in the eastern districts of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan and Mohmand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The Khattak is a Pashtun tribe numbering over 3 million, who speak a variant of the softer Kandahari Pashto. The Khattaks are settled along the western bank of the Indus River from as north upwards as Lund Khwar, Katlang, Sawaldher, Sher Garh and near Malakand, Shaidu Nowshera District, Kohat District, Mianwali District, Attock District & Karak District in Pakistan. Across the Durand line, a smaller number of Khattaks are scattered in Kandahar, Ghazni, Logar and Khost in Afghanistan. The historic capitals of the Khattaks were Teri, a town at District Karak, and Akora Khattak, a town at District Nowshera..
The Afridi are a tribe of Pashtuns. Their traditional homeland is in Khyber and Darra Adam Khel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and smaller parts of Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
The Shalmani or Shilmani is a Pashtun tribe primarily concentrated in the Shalman Valley in Khyber Agency near Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Shalmani is also known as Sulemani a variant of Shalmani(Pashto: سليمانى) in Abbottabad, Mansehra and Haripur. The tribe is present in different parts of Pakistan. In Pakistan, the tribe lives in Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Bajour, Buner, Shangla, Malakand District, Dargai, Charsadda (Hashtnagar).
The Mamund is a Pashtun clan which is a part of the larger Tarkani tribe. The clan is located principally in the Watelai valley, Bajaur, but also owns villages on both sides of the Durand Line. Majority of the Mamund Pashtuns live in Mamund Subdivision, Loi Mamund Tehsil and Wara Mamund Tehsil, Bajaur, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan and in Marawara, Asadabad, Shigal, Watapur and Ghazi Abad Districts of Kunar Province in Afghanistan.
The Wur or Wara, meaning small, little or minor, also known as Wur Mamund or Wara Mamund, meaning small, little or minor Mamund or descendants/offspring/children of small, little, minor Mamund, are a Pashtun group. They are a division of the Mamund clan, which is itself part of the larger Tarkani tribe. The Wur are mainly settled in Bajaur Agency in Pakistan, but originally hailed from the Laghman province of Afghanistan.
Umar Khel, along with the Daulat Khel, Khulozai, Maghdud Khel, Mahmud Khel, Mahsud Khel and Yusaf Khel, is a sub-division of the Kakazai, Tarkanis/Mamund tribe of the Pashtuns located in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Bajaur District is a district in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Until 2018, it was an agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, then during restructuring that merged FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it became a district. According to the 2017 census, the population of the district is 1,093,684. It borders Afghanistan's Kunar Province with a 52 km border. The headquarters of the agency administration is located in the town of Khaar.
The Dilazak is a Pashtun tribe, primarily living in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.
The Pathans of Punjab (Punjabi: پنجابی پٹھان; Pashto: د پنجاب پښتانه; also called Punjabi Pathans are originally Pashtun people who have settled in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Most of these Pashtun communities are scattered throughout the Punjab and have over time assimilated into the Punjabi society and culture.
The Madakhel is a Pakhtoon/Pashtoon/Pathan tribe. It is a division of the Isazai clan of the Yousafzai tribe.
Garhi Habibullah is a town and union council of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located in Mansehra Tehsil and lies to the east of the district capital Mansehra, towards the Kashmir frontier. It is in an area affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. It is named after Habibullah Khan. Old name of Garhi Habibullah was Garhi Saadat Khan named as such by the founder of this town who was ruler of Pakhli(1762-1780) and nominal Chief Of Swati Tribe. Hindko Language is spoken in this town.
Utmankhel a Pashtun tribe present in Pakistan, with substantial numbers in Afghanistan.They lie between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. The Utmankheils mostly living in Malakand, Bajawar, Mohmand, Lower Dir, Mardan and Orakzai. The Utmankhel are Pashtuns, part of the Karlani tribal confederacy, who fought against British and Mughals emperors in Pakhtunkhwa.The British regarded the Utmankhel tribesmen as “warlike” peoples and one of the Martial Race.The Utmankhel are a tall, stout and fair race, but their dress and general customs have been assimilated by the neighbouring peoples of Bajuar. Utmankhels speak the same dialect of Pashtu called Peshawari/Northeastern Pashto.
Batkhela is the main tehsil, city and capital of Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. According to the 6th Population & Housing Census - 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population of Batkhela was recorded 68,200. Batkhela is a popular business city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. One water canal that pours into a small dam in Jabban area is main source of electricity production.
The Kakazai, also known as Loi or Loye Mamund, a division of the Mamund clan, are part of the larger Tarkani (ترکاڼي) tribe who are primarily settled in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan, but originally hailed from the Laghman province of Afghanistan. However, it has grown and scattered around to such an extent that it is recognized as tribe of its own.
The Banuchi (Shitak), originally BannuZai, also Banusi, or Banisi, is a Pashtun tribe inhabiting the Bannu District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and North Waziristan of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, with some members settled in Afghanistan. The Banuchi trace their descent to the Shitak superclan of the larger Karlani tribe. The word banuchi is strictly used for the people who descend from the Shitak super tribe namely Surani (Sur), Mirian (Miri) and Sam (Sami).
Yusuf Khel, along with the Daulat Khel, Khulozai, Maghdud Khel, Mahmud Khel, Mahsud Khel and Umar Khel, is a sub-division of the Kakazai, Tarkanis/Mamund tribe of the Pashtuns located in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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