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Gawri Tribes

Genealogy of the Gawri Tribes of Dir Kohistan and Kalam valley

 

Kalam, Swat

Kalam Proper

There are three major Khels and few sub Khels in Kalam. The three are Jafalor, Niliyor and Dara Khels.

 

(1). Jafalor

 

Maamator

Kaadaror

Salimor

Shaarganor

Buzor Khel

Gadiyor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buzor

Domor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Khel

Karim Khel

 

 

 

 

 

The Male Population Figures of Jafalor

These figures were recorded on 27 December, 2001, by Kashar Khan of Kargalo.

 

Maamator

Kaadaror

Sharganor

Salimor

Buzor

Domor

Total

736

483

558

412

750

650

3589

 

Jafal was the son of Khes, and Jafal had three sons Muhabbat, Salim and Qadir. The Shargan was not his son but he was the son of his wife. In royalty 1/3 is given to Buzor and Domor and 2/3 took by the four Khels, e.g. Maamator, Salimor, Shaarganor and Kaadaror. Gadior came later and still not receive their share in royalty.

 

(2). Naliyor

 

Ahmad Khel

 

 

Mirza Khel

 

 

Chinor

Shungutor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shagaripur

Silmanor

Chukanor

Ameer Khel

Arang Shah Khel

Muhammad Meer Khel

 

 

 

Nila had two sons Ahmad and Mirza. The Chinor Khel’s ancestors Alom and Shalom came later. They first joined Dara Khels and later Naliyors. Shungutor also joined them later. According to some information Khes had four sons, Nila, Jafal, Buza and Shunga. Nila and Jafal belong to one mother and Buza and Shunga belongs to other. The Buza and Shunga were fighting with each others that are why one Buza annexed with Jafal and Shunga annexed with Nila.

 

(3). Dara Khel

 

Kalam Khel

 

Akhar Khel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalam

Balor

Gundior

Jalilor

Maam Disanor

 

The male population figures of Dara Khel

Provided by Zareen of Kas, Kalam

 

Kalam Khel

Balor

Maam Disanor

Jalilor

Gundior

Total

670

750

600

680

580

3280

 

The first man who came to Kalam was called Kaal. He divided the land and forest with Khes and took his third share from Khes. He came with his brother from Chitral via a place called Serai Kalam in Mahodand valley. But the area is called Kalam on his name (Kaalaa~ Laam) “The village of Kaal”. The Akhar Khels later joined them; they came from Rajkot (Patrak).

Below in the chart there is the family tree of Mr. Zarin of Kas, Kalam.

 

Kaal

 

 

Melkor

 

 

Bor Jamal

 

 

Khoshal

 

 

Gulam

 

 

Netullah

 

 

Ambar Shah

 

 

Raheem

 

 

Zareen

 

 

Muhammad Rasheed

 

 

(4). Mulla Khel

 

Mulla Khel lives in Jailbad and Gahil. They gets 7th share in the royalty of forest. They are speaking Pashto language with a strange accent mixed with Gawri.

 

Kuz Nika

Qala Waal

Bar Nika

 

 

 

 

The male population figures of Mulla Khel

Provided by Molvi Fazle Ahad of Jailband, Kalam.

 

Kuz Nika

Qala Waal

Bar Nika

Total

700

500

500

1700

 

Below in the chart I am showing the family tree of Fazle Ahad Teacher High School Kalam, Swat. But I write only the fathers list here and the other branches.

 

Ghazi Ubedullah

 

 

Muhammadi

 

 

Molvi Muhammad Qasim

 

 

Qazi Bahre Ahmad

 

 

Qazi Ali Haidar

 

 

Molvi Fazle Ahad

 

 

Rasheed Ahmad

 

 

(5). Imam Khel

 

Noor Muhammad

 

 

Ameer Muhammad

 

 

Imam Muhiyuddin

 

They are the non royalty takers yet in Kalam. One Noor Muhammad came from Afghanistan to Attock, where he fought the holy war with the British. From there he came to Ala Dand Dheri (Barikot Swat). He came there with Akhun Salaak Baba for preaching Islam. Then Akhun Salaak left in Swat and Noor Muhammad went towards the Panjkora valley. He belongs to the Safi tribe in Afghanistan. He stayed for some time in Kinor Laam (Lamutai) and then came to Kalam. Here he converted Nila, Jafal and Kaal to Islam. His grandson’s name was Imam Muhiyuddin that is why they called the Imam Khels. They are total 1000 people.

 

Ushu, Matiltan

In Ushu, Matiltan, Paloga and Ijgal there are four major tribes, e.g. Azmat Khanor, Kuchukor, Jegiyor and Gekhi.

 

1. Azmat Khanor

 

Mulanor

Sadinor

Azmatdinor

Mozor

Garipor

Hamiror

Ahmad Khanor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the major tribe of Ushu cluster.

 

2. Kuchukor

 

Eldador

Muhammador

Ustador

Saador

Karmamador

Kaamator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is the second largest tribe of Ushu.

 

3. Jegiyor

 

Mula Khel

Zarifor

Muhammad Karmor

Shaadator

Gulaamor

Ustaadaan

Hasanor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Qashkhari (Gekhi)

 

Nadre

Ustaadaan

Qalam Dare

Lot Basp Aulad

Kutoke

Chik Basp Aulad

Jikanai

Aazamor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Qashkharis came from Chitral and they still speak their own language Khowar (Gokhaa).

 

The male population figures of Ushu, Matiltan cluster

Provided by Mr. Sherullah Teacher, Ushu, and Kalam.

 

Azmat Khanor

Kuchukor

Jegior

Qashkhari

Total

2000

1800

1600

1500

6900

 

 

Utrore, Gabral

In Utrore and Kohistani Gabral two major tribes lived they called the Naret and Dara Khel. The total population of the area is around 11,000.

 

1. Naret

 

Sangar Khel

Langar Khel

Jogor Khel

 

 

 

 

2. Dara Khel

 

Phandor Khel

Ushoji Khel

Jalal Khel

Kaatnai

 

 

 

 

 

Ariane

In Ariane total seven tribes live there. The Gawri speaking tribe is Akhar Khel. The others are Torwalis, Gujars and Pashto speakers.

 

1. Akhar Khel

 

Gundior

Sugulor

Gekhi (Qashkhari)

Mulla Khel

 

 

 

 

 

Gundior and Sugulor are the Gawris and the Gekhis speaks Khowar and Mulla Khel speaks the Pashto. Those Akhar Khel also came from Rajkot (Patrak) in Dir Kohistan.

 

Dir Kohistan

Rajkot (Patrak)

 

1. Rajnoor

 

Domor

Badur Shor

Budur

GeSor

Baakor

Budisor

Chimror

Tikaror

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Ramnoor

 

Gaaror

+

Akhar

Shaamator

Chaator

Ghulaamor

Bor Gandor

Silmanor

Lumuthor

Aminshor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indador

Asimor

Ashiyor

Gadayor

Mula Zator

Khoror

 

 

The total population of the Rajkotis are approximately 4000. This first Gawri speaking village in Panjkora valley, Upper Dir District.

 

Jiar (Biar)

 

1. Sudor, Mulanor

 

Sudor

 

Mulanor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kheror

Asmat Khanor

BaaRiwal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darazdor

Chatritor

Rahimor

KhoSor

Dandior

Buaror

 

 

 

2. Domor, Chatar Bitor

 

Domor

 

Chatar Bitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninior

Maarimor

Khashaayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaabior

Domor

Baaba Khaal

 

 

 

3. Batiror, Genor

 

Genor

 

Batiror

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batiror

Mazitor

Khaigor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dusor

Shaarud Khaal

Maam Daasor

Khoshaamandor

Malikor

 

The total population of Jiar is 4000 people approximately.

 

Khalkot

 

1. BiSor (NareT)

 

Waziror

Khidior

Alam Dinor

 

 

 

 

The BiSor people speak the Goedijaa language.

 

2. Tara PaaTak (Dara Khel)

 

Ayazor

Junor

Boror

Chota Khel

 

 

 

 

 

In Dara Khels the Ayazor and Junor speaks the Daraaki (Gawri) language and the Boror and Chota Khel speaks the Goedija. The total population of the Khalkot is around 9200 people. Seventy percent of the population speaks the Goedijaa language and the Thirty percent speaks the Daraaki (Gawri) language.

Below is the family tree of Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Teacher High School Khalkot.

 

Sultan Muhammad

 

 

Machok

 

 

Chok

 

 

Maalat

 

 

Baabaa

 

 

Shah Muhammad

 

 

Pushoor + Bor +                 Wazir            + Alam Deen + Khidre

 

 

Bashir

 

 

Kaak

 

 

Sahib Noor

 

 

Ali Said

 

 

Meher Shah

 

 

Khadim Shah

 

 

Umar Muhammad

 

 

Muhammad Iqbal

 

 

Ashraf Ali

 

Piod (Birikot)

 

In Piod there are three Khels and the total population is around 4000 people.

 

Kachis Khel

Biria Khel

Jandiror

 

 

 

 

 

Thal

 

1. Miror

 

GoSmiror

BiaRor

Amin Shor

Musungor

Bangor

Chatiror

Hasinor

Usbagor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Silor

 

Shutor

Haajior

Dogor

Kijnior

Go~yor

Sanaakor

Saabitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Dara Khel

 

BuRaaror

Umaror

Baritor

 

 

 

 

The Total population of the Thal is approximately 11,000 people.

 


 
© 2002 Muhammad Zaman Sagar
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Last updated October 30, 2002
 
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