Pashtun Tribes

0001 Pashtun Tribes

Sarbanee/ Sarban (Durrani)

Subtribes

  1. Sheranai
  2. Jalwaanai
  3. Barais (Barech)
  4. Baayer
  5. Oormar
  6. Tareen (Tarin) [Subtribes: Tor Tarin, Spin Tarin] { Raisani & Khetran are also Tarin. Currently these Tribes are speaking Brahvi & Balochi respectively }
  7. Gharshin
  8. Lawaanai
  9. Popalzai
  10. Baamizai
  11. Sadozai
  12. Alikozai
  13. Barakzai
  14. Mohammad zai ( Zeerak )
  15. Achakzai (Assakzai)
  16. Noorzai
  17. Alizai
  18. Saakzai
  19. Maako
  20. Khoogyanai
  21. Yousufzai
  22. Atmaanzai (Utmanzai)
  23. Raanizai
  24. Mandan
  25. Tarklaanai
  26. Khalil
  27. Babar
  28. Daudzai
  29. Zamaryanai
  30. Zeranai
  31. Mohmand
  32. Kheshgai
  33. Mohammad Zai ( Zamand)
  34. Kaasi
  35. Shinwarai
  36. Gagyanai
  37. Salarzai
  38. Malgoorai

Gharghasht (Gharghakht)

Subtribe

  1. Babai
  2. Mandokhail
  3. Kakar
  4. Naghar
  5. Panee (Panri) (Khajjak, Luni, Marghazani, Dehpal, Barozai, Mzari etc.)
  6. Dawi
  7. Hamar
  8. Doomar (Dumarr)
  9. Khondai
  10. Gadoon (Jadun)
  11. Masakhel (Musakhail)
  12. Sapai or Safai (Safi)
  13. Mashwanai
  14. Zmarai (Mzarai)
  15. Shalman
  16. Eisoot (Isot)

Karlanee (Kerlanri)

Subtribes

  1. Mangal
  2. Kakai
  3. Torai (Turi)
  4. Hanee
  5. Wardak (Verdag)
  6. Aurakzai (Orakzai)
  7. Apridee or Afridi
  8. Khattak
  9. Sheetak
  10. Bolaaq
  11. Zadran (Jadran)
  12. Wazir
  13. Masid (Mahsood)
  14. Daur (Dawar)
  15. Sataryanai
  16. Gaarai
  17. Bangash
  18. Banosee (Banuchi)
  19. Zazai (Jaji)
  20. Gorbuz
  21. Tanai (Tani)
  22. Khostwaal
  23. Atmaankhel (Utmankhail)
  24. Samkanai (Chamkani)
  25. Muqbal

Betanee / Baitani ( Ghilji, Khilji, Ghilzai )

Subtribes

  1. Sahaak
  2. Tarakai
  3. Tookhi
  4. Andar
  5. SuleimanKhail (Slaimaankhel)
  6. Hotak
  7. Akakhail
  8. Nasar
  9. Kharotai
  10. Bakhtiar
  11. Marwat
  12. Ahmadzai
  13. Tarai
  14. Dotanai (Dotani)
  15. Taran
  16. Lodhi
  17. Niazai
  18. Soor
  19. Sarwanai
  20. Gandapur
  21. Daulat Khail
  22. Kundi Ali Khail
  23. Dasoo Khail
  24. Jaafar
  25. Ostranai (Ustarana)
  26. Loohanai
  27. Miankhail
  28. Betani (Baitanee)
  29. Khasoor
Sam Khan says:

Swatis are the biggest land owning group of Mansehra and Battagram districts. Every historian has gotten his on view regarding the origin of the Swatis but the Swatis relate their pedigree to Qais Abdur-Rasheed Baba.

In the times of Mohammad Ghuri they came to Swat from Shalman in Afghanistan and defeated the Hindus to establish their rule in that valley. Sir Denzil Ibbitson is of the opinion that the original Swatis were a race of Hindu origin that once ruled the whole country into the hills of Swat and Buneer. Later on the Yousafzais expelled them from those places and drove them east and west into Mansehra and Kafristan.

The copied version of Hazara Gazetteer from Dr. Sher Bahadur Khan Pani says almost the same as far as the defeat of Swatis at hands of Yousafzais is concerned however it suggests that the Swatis are Tajiks or Tajikgeeri Moghuls. It further states that since Swatis are not Afghans and it’s just that they have Afghan culture, habits and language owing to their long time affinities with Afghans.

According to a Swati tradition they ruled Swat and Bajaor for four centuries before the Yousafzais invasion that drove them to Mansehra about the end of the 17th century. The Swatis came to Mansehra, under the command of Syed Jalal Baba when the Turks ruled this territory. They ousted the Turks and captured all the hills and plains. Jalal Baba divided the whole country among the lashkar except one fourth of it, which he kept for himself.

As per another tradition of Swatis they are Yousafzais and came to Mansehra from Swat to avenge the humility their nephew Syed Jala Baba had faced at the hands of Turk soldiers. Since they came from Swat, therefore, are called Swatis.

In short Swatis of Mansehra are heterogeneous group of people and include Yousafzais, Old Swatis (The rulers of Swat) and other Afghan tribes. Syed Jalal Baba was the grand son of Pir Baba of Swat who had following in all the tribes of Swat. Moreover, Pir Baba married Bibi Maryam who happened to be a sister of a local Yousafzai Khan, Malik Dolat Khan. Therefore, there are very bright chances that lashkar of Syed Jalal Baba comprised his uncles (Yousafzais) and followers (Old Swatis).

Swatis are divided into three great clans, Ghebri, Mamiali and Mitravi of which the first claim to be Tajik, the Mamiali Yousafzai, and the Mitravi claims to be of Durrani origin. But, it’s very difficult to recognize and segregate the tribes of Swatis on basis of blood except for Jahangeeris (Khans of Mansehra town) who are considered to be Old Swatis of Swat by the other Swati tribes.

The Ghebri a section of upper Pakhli occupy Kaghan, Balakot, Ghari Habibullah, Mansehra, Dhodial, Shinkiari, Batagram, Thakot and Konsh while the Mamiali and Mitravi dwell in Bherkund, Agror, Takri and Deshi. While, Allai has mosaic population from all the tribes. These groups have been further divided into many subsections and Khels. Swatis are bilinguals and can speak Hindko in addition to their mother tongue Pushto. They observe the Pathan code of honor Pukhtoonwali very strictly and call it Swatiwali.

Naeem says:

Plz Tell me about Nasar tribe I aslo belong from Nasar Tribe but I don’t Know about Nasar any thing plz help me

admin says:

The Nasar (or Naser´i, Nasiri) tribe is an ethnic Pashtun Khilji tribe mainly living in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but it has remained a nomadic tribe through the history therefore spread in the provinces of Kunar, Paktia, Laghman, Nangarhar, Ghazani, Kabul, Herat, Qandus, and Kandahar province and also living in Pakistan in Balochistan.

Shuja Ul Hassan Khan says:

“Swati” is also a Pushtoon tribe of Ghilzai Confederation of Pushtoons. You should do a research on this tribe and add it to your list. They traveled alongside Mehmood Ghaznavi from Ghazni and during journey towards India, they were settled down by Mehmood Ghaznanvi in Swat. Later on they were ousted by Yousafzais who migrated from Afghanistan after the grand massacre of their 600 tribal chiefs. You should edit your list to add this tribe. Only reason for its non-inclusion in your list is that it originated in Pakistan after 1000 AD. So its my request to you to do a research on it. And during research, please avoid chronicles written by Yousafzais.

Shuja Ul Hassan Khan says:

“Swati” also a Pushtoon tribe of Ghilzai Confederation of Pushtoons. You should do a research on this tribe and add it to your list. They traveled alongside Mehmood Ghaznavi from Ghazni and during journey towards India, they were settled down by Mehmood Ghaznanvi in Swat. Later on they were ousted by Yousafzais who migrated from Afghanistan after the grand massacre of their 600 tribal chiefs. You should edit your list to add this tribe. Only reason for its non-inclusion in your list is that it originated in Pakistan after 1000 AD. So its my request to you to do a research on it. And during research, please avoid Chronicles written by Yousafzais.

very nice i like the history of pashtoon and pashtoon are lions

Mustafa Maryanwal says:

i dont believe the pashtun are descendants from Qais Abdul Rasheed, there are many contradictory aspects of this falsity.

admin says:

Can you elaborate a bit more?

MUHAMMAD ASIF NAGHAR says:

NAGHAR PATHAN IS AFGHAN TRIBE WHO R GREAT WORRIOR IN THE HISTORY.

Mahaboob Basha V says:

My Wife whose ancestors are from Afghanistan now settled in Southern part of India always used to say, she is a proud Daudzai Pathan. I used to think she is making up all this. I am surprised she was always right.
Can any body guide us which part of Afghanistan this subtribe originated from ?.

Daudzai says:

Origins
Like the rest of the Pashtuns, the Daudzai believe themselves to be the descendants of a common legendary ancestor. They trace their lineage from Qais Abdur Rashid, father of the Pashtuns, through his son Sarban, his son Kharshbun, his son Kand, and his son Ghoria, founder of the Ghoria Khel. One of Ghoria’s sons was Daulatyar,

and he had two sons of his own, Mohmand and Daud. The former is the father of the Mohmand tribe, while the later is the legendary father of the Daudzai. The names of the three main branches of the Daudzai, Mandkai, Mamur, and Yusuf, correspond with the names of his three sons.

Location

According to Rose’s tribal glossary, the Daudzai inhabit “the left bank of the Kabul river as far down as the junction with the Bara [river,although on another page he writes that they “hold the Pesháwar plain on right bank of Kábul riverto little below the junction of the Bára river.The Cyclopaedia of India places them “in the Peshawar valley, between the Khalil and Khalsa divisions and the Kabul river”

Organization

The three main sections of the Daudzai are the Mandkai, Mamur, and Yusuf, each supposedly descended from the eponymous sons of Daud. The Mandkai branch is also divided according to his supposed sons, having the branches Husain, Nekai/Neko and Balo/Babu, which Rose’s tribal glossary locates in Peshawar, Hindustan (India), and Tirah respectively. Bellew provides the names of several other Daudzai branches, including the Ali, Bazid, Bibi, Bhagal, Tajo, and Yunus.Some of these are similar to the list of 10 Daudzai clans given by Hastings: Bibizai, Saidi, Baqilzai, Muhammadzai, Alizai, Bazid Khel, Aba Khel, Amanizai, Mullazai, and Upazai.
One of the more famous members of the tribe is Diler Khan (died 1683), who was a great general under the Mughal Emperor Alamgir

NADEEM KHAN NIAZI says:

very nice work love to the history of pashton tribes

Hizbullah khan ktk says:

Brilliant !
i think i have never seen such a detailed and comprehensive information about Pakhtoon tribes.
Long live Pakhtoons.