Afghan Biographies

Zazai Tribe, Zazi, Jaji

Name Zazai Tribe, Zazi, Jaji
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
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History and Biodata

The Zazi, Zazai, or Jaji, is a Karlani Pashtun tribe. They are found in Paktia and Khost provinces in the Loya Paktia region of southeastern Afghanistan, as well as Kurram Valley of Pakistan, but also have an effective presence in Kabul, Logar, Ghazni, Nangharhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan in Afghanistan.

The Zazi are similar to the Wardak and Turi, except that the Zazi are Sunni Muslims. The tribe is inhabited in four major geographic locations in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

  • Aryob Zazi: in Paktia province
  • Ahmad Khel : in Paktia province
  • Dand Pathan: in Paktia province
  • Kabul: in Kabul province
  • Maidan Zazi: district in Khost province
  • Kwarma (Kurram) Zazi: Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas


Last Modified 2019-04-01
Established 2019-04-01