The Wazirs or Waziris (Pashto: وزير) are a Karlani Pashtun tribe found mainly in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region of North and South Waziristan. The Utmanzai are settled in the North Waziristan Agency and the Ahmadzai are in the South Waziristan Agency. Those subgroups are in turn divided further, for example into Utmanzai tribes such as the Baka Khel and Jani Khel. The Wazirs speak the Waziristani dialect of Pashto.
The common ancestor of the Ahmadzai and Utmanzai is believed by them to be the eponymous Wazir, who is also ancestor to the Mehsud tribe that has since taken a distinct and divergent path. Through Wazir, the tribes trace their origins to Karlani and thence to the founder of the Pashtun lineage, Qais Abdur Rashid. Some western ethnologists consider them of being mix of Arachosian or Tatar ethnicity.
Although the Utmanzai and Mehsud tribes have a traditional rivalry and live in geographically distinct regions, the Ahamdzai and Mehsud communities co-exist peacefully and many head men are connected by marriage.
The Darweshkhel (Pashto: دروېش خېل) is a section of the Wazir Pashtun tribe found in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, and Frontier Region Bannu in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan on its border with Afghanistan.
The tribe comprises two geographically separate subgroups. The Utmanzai are settled in the North Waziristan Agency and the Ahmadzai are in the South Waziristan Agency. Those subgroups are in turn divided further, for example into Utmanzai tribes such as the Bakakhel and Janikhel.Wazir
Wazir may refer to:
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Waziri may refer to:
Wazir (Pashtun tribe) from Waziristan
Wazir (Khogyani clan) in southern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Waziri language, spoken by the Waziris of Waziristan
Waziri (sheep), a breed of sheep originating in Waziristan
Something or someone originating from Waziristan
The family name of the Sokoto Grand Vizier
The family name of Farida Mzamber Waziri, Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and mentioned in many scam emails
Waziri (fictional tribe), a fictional African tribe in the Tarzan novels and their adaptions