Afghan Biographies

Mohammadzai Tribe

Name Mohammadzai Tribe
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Southern Afghan Tribe also in North Afghanistan
History and Biodata

Mohammadzai (meaning son of Muhammad in Pashto language is the name of several Pashtun tribes found in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. One prominent group of Mohammadzai, belonging to the Barakzai branch of the Durrani confederacy, are primarily centered around Kandahar. They can also be found in other provinces throughout Afghanistan as well across the border in the Pakistan's Balochistan Province where many Mohammadzai live as well. Tribes with the name Mohammadzai are found in Kandahar's Arghistan and Maruf districts, Kabul, Herat, Kunduz, Takhar, Rostak, Maimana, Mazari Sharif, Faryab, and Baghlan. Another significant group of Pashtun Mohammadzai live in the area of Charsadda, Pakistan, in Peshawar District, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). They are cousins to the Kheshki tribe, who inhabit the same area.

Last Modified 2011-04-25
Established 2009-10-14