Afghan Biographies

Alikozai Tribe

Name Alikozai Tribe
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Eastern-Western Afghan Tribe
History and Biodata

Alikozai (Durrani):
The Alakoozi, Alekozai, Alekuzei, Alikozai, Alokozay, Alkozai, Alokzai, Hulakozai, Alecozay, Alikusi, Alakuzei belong to the Durrani confederation, and can be further divided into the Khalozai (or Khan Khel), the Yarizai, the Surkani, the Kotezai, the Dadozai, the Khanizai, the Daolatzai (which are also found in the North of Afghanistan due to forced relocations in centuries previous), the Nasozai, and the Bashozai. The Alokzai people stretch from Farah to Zabul.

The Alakozai are found primarily in Helmand, Kandahar, Kabul, Laghman, Kunar Sarkani District and Herat provinces in Afghanistan, and form the majority of the population in the Sangin District. Jaldak, which is located 110 km northeast of Kandahar, is the original domicile of the Alakozai tribe. The Alakozai people stretch from Farah to Kandahar, and constitute a majority in the Arghandab District of Kandahar.The Arghandab district was given to the Alakozai tribe by King Nadir Shah, who brought down the Safavid empire of Persia with the help of the Alakozai in 1738.Arghandab was referred to by the Greek historians as Arakozia, or the "Land of Arako/Aloko". Alexander the Great faced a fierce resistance from the forefathers of the Alokozais in Arghandab. Arghandab is also mentioned as Saraswati in Rigveda, and Harwati in Avesta.

Last Modified 2011-03-19
Established 2009-10-14