Arab tribes in Iraq

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Most Iraqis identify strongly with a clan (العشيرة 'ashira). Thirty of the 150 or so identifiable tribes in Iraq are the most influential. Tribes are grouped into federations (qabila). Below the tribe, there are the clan (الفخذ fukhdh), the house (البيت beit) and the extended family (الخمس khams).

On its accession to power in 1968, the Ba'ath party announced its opposition to tribalism ( القبلية al-qabaliyya), although for pragmatic reasons, especially during the war with Iran, tribalism was sometimes tolerated and even encouraged.

List of major tribes ('ashira)[edit]

External Links To Map: Major Iraqi Tribes and Clans

Confederations (qabila)[edit]

  • AL-BU MUHAMMAD centered in the Maysan governorate
  • 'ANIZA (pronounced 'Aniza) federation
  • 'AZZA federation around Balad
  • DULAIM centered in the Anbar governorate
    • Roberta'a
    • Al-Bu Ridaini
      • Al-Bu Assaf
      • Al-Bu Dhiyab
      • Al-Bu Hussein Al-Ali
      • Al-Bu Aitha
      • Al-Shareefat
      • Al-Bu Dirnaj
      • Al-Bu Matroud
      • Al-Bu Ali
      • Al-Bu Jabir
    • Al-Bu Khalifah
    • Al-Bu Mar'i
    • Al-Bu Fahd
    • Al-Bu Nimr
    • Al-Bu Salim
    • Al-Bu Chilaib
    • Al-Bu Alwan
    • Al-Halabsa
    • Al-Bu Ubaid
    • Al-Malahma
    • Al-Karabla
    • Al-Mahamda
    • Al-Falahat
    • Al-Bu Mahhal
    • Al-Bu Issa (in Fallujah)
    • Al-Jumeilat (in Fallujah)
    • Al-Bu Farraj
  • Jabouri
  • BANI KA'B federation centered south of the city of Basra and across the border in the Khuzestan province of Iran
  • KHAZA'IL
  • BANI LAM
  • BANI MALIK (related to Malik Al-Ashtar)
    • Al-Ali
    • Al-Faraj
    • Al-Ismail
    • Al-Awabid
    • Al-Humaidat
    • Al-Ibrahim
    • Bani Rzaij
    • Bani Hasan colloquially pronounced "Beni Hesin"
  • MUNTAFIQ
    • Al-Sa'dun clan (tribal leaders)
    • Bani Malik
    • Bani Sa'eed
      • Al-Issa
      • Al-Bazzun
      • Al-Maryan
    • Al-Ajwad
      • Khafaja
      • Abbuda
      • Al-Ghizi
      • Bani Rikab
      • Bani Zaid
      • Jash'am
      • Al-Izayrij
      • Al-Humaid
      • I'gail
      • Al-Qarraghul
      • Al-Shuwailat
      • Al-Togia
      • Al-Zuhairiya
      • Al-Husseinat
      • Al-Asachra
      • Al-Rifai'
      • Al-Bi'aij
      • Al-Sharifat
  • Bani Hichaim
    • Al-Tawba
    • Al-Sufran
    • Abs
    • Albu-Hassaan
    • Al-Zayyad
    • Al-Barkat
  • RABI'A (pronounced Rubai'a) centered around the Kut city area
    • Al-Sarai
    • Al-Magasis
    • Al-Mayyah
    • Al-Amara
    • Umayr
    • Al-Zirgan
    • Chinana
  • Shammar in the Ninawa governorate
    • Shammar Al-Jarba (in Iraq, Syria and Turkey)
    • Shammar Al-Jebel (in Saudi Arabia)
    • Al-Aslam
    • Al-Sayih
    • Zoba'
    • Sinjara
  • Bani Assad
    • Al-Khayoon
    • Al-Mu'arfat or Al-bu-Ma'arfat (Al-ma'arefawi)
    • Al-Haddad
    • Al-Mazeedi
    • Bani Mushref (Al-Mushrifi)
    • Al-Jaza'ir
    • Al-Hilal
    • Al-Abbas
    • Al Shawwi
  • BANI TAMIM (sometimes written Timim or Temim) in central and southern Iraq
  • 'UBAID (in al-'Alam and Tarmiya)
  • ZUBAYD
    • Note: The 'AZZA, DULAYM, JABOURI, JANABI, SHAWI and 'UBAYD federations above are all sub-sections of the

ZUBAYD (The Head family of Zubayd tribe is Al Sumarmad)

Baghdad area[edit]

  • ( Al-Rashedi)
  • ( Al-BAYAA )
  • ( AL- Shubber )
  • Al-Hussona
  • Bani Tamim
  • Shammar
    • Shammer Jarba (mostly Sunni)
    • Shammer Toga (mostly Shia)
    • Zoba' (mostly Sunni)
  • Bani Assad
    • Sinjara
  • Al-Janabiyeen
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Atrakchi
  • Al Shami
  • Al-Obaidi
  • Al-Nidawat
  • Al-Ubayd
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Mishahda
  • Al-Mudarris
  • Al-Bu Mohammed
  • Al-Bu Aitha
  • Al-3'refat (العريفات) subsection of Bani Hasan colloquially pronounced "Beni Hesin"
  • Al-Kudhari/khudairy/khdhairi
  • Al-Bu Amir
  • Al-Girtan
  • Al-Mujama'
  • Al-Malaika
  • Al-Ghrair
  • Al-Ogaidat
  • Al-Anbariyeen
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Qarraghul
  • Al-Dafaf'a
  • Al-Bu Muhyi
  • Al-Sa'eed
  • Al-Bu Farraj
  • Al-Bu Mafraj
  • Al-Falahat
  • Al-Halabsa
  • Al-Jihaish
  • Al-Ma'een
  • Al-Ma'amra
  • Al-Lihaib
  • Al-Shortan
  • Al-Bu Issa
  • Al-Soudan
  • Al-Beidhan
  • Al-Fartus
  • Al-Suwa'id
  • Bani Lam
  • Ka'ab
  • Khafaja
  • Khazraj
  • Rubai'a

Mosul area[edit]

  • Shammar
  • Al-Jadir
  • Al-Jabouri
  • al-shairfat
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Lihaib
  • Al-Bu Hamad
  • Al-Obaidi
  • Al-Bu Hamdan
  • Al-Bu Badran
  • Al-Bu Mitaywit
  • Al-Baggara
  • Al-Hayyaliyeen
  • Al-Ogaidat
  • Al-Jihaish
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Al-Marasma
  • Al-Mudarris
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Wattar
  • Farhat
  • Hadid
  • Khafaja
  • Bayyat
  • Sharabiyeen
  • Bani Khalid
  • Sab'a
  • Ma'amra
  • Ghrair
  • Zoba'
  • Ni'aim
  • Harb
  • Khazraj
    • Descendants of the Khazraj section of the Ansar
  • Tayy
    • Note: SHAMMAR is a subsection of the Tayy

Tikrit area[edit]

Other Families from this region are: - AL-Sonbola (its origin from ALSanabis Branch of Tai Tribe, also its one of the tribes from Tikrit "AL-Tekriti")

Al Ayoubi Family:

Well known Iraqi Sunni family with roots from the town of Baiji near Tikrit in lower Northern Iraq. They are the sole descendants of the well known liberating Islamic leader Salah El Deen Al Ayoubi “1137 – 1197” who is mainly renowned for the liberation of Jerusalem in 1187 from the might of Richard the lion heart and his powerful Christian army.

Throughout modern Iraq (1920 – present), the family members are profoundly acknowledged by the main streams of affluent Iraqi society as being both a very honorable and wealthy family, with a predominant association and possession of significant traditional culture and western education.

Scholars with significant insights into Iraqi clans have acknowledged and documented various writings about this honorable and powerful family with an almost unified preface that describes the family as being highly renowned throughout history for their overwhelming emphasis on cultural and educational possession and how elders of the family pass such believes with an almost dictatorial but philosophical proficiency to their succeeding generations and so forth. Indeed, some go on to reveal through close association to some family members that the success or failure of any of the family sub branches is overly secured by the branch’s head ability to pass the family values to the successors.

With the family roots going back to the 11th century, modern Al Ayoubi’s have mainly resided in Baghdad with the prestigious Al-Jadriyah district on the Tigris River representing somewhat of an anchorage holding for them.

With a large portion of well known Iraqi families now living abroad, Al Ayoubi’s are no exception; in fact quite a few have maintained a strong presence in London especially after the demise of the British imposed Hashemite monarchy in 1958. During that time, three of the family members held very prominent and influential government assignments, Ali Jawdat Al Ayoubi – PM, Salman Al Ayoubi – Defense minister and Fattah Pasha Al Ayoubi – Foreign Affairs minister.

The wealth of the family is said to be mainly born from the vastly varied business interests, land and property ownership in Iraq, Jordan and mainly London with all of it being predominantly managed and directed by the younger generation of the family under the watchful eye of a group of very trusted and very close associates that have been serving their predecessors in older generations for decades.

This paradigm couldn't be more reflective, if not obvious than among London's affluent Iraqi socialites that the faces of Iraqi wealth and money in London are many, truth is however, many of them are fronts to the one or two faces of Al Ayoubi’s".....

This “charismatic wisdom” which many say was aspired and promoted by Fattah Pasha’s much respected modesty and recognition as the diplomat of all diplomats, seem to have served the Al Ayoubi’s interests "panoramically", an interesting phrase which I picked up from an academic member of the family here in London; he goes on to say “Fattah Pasha was a philanthropist with un known but large numbers of both individuals and families dependant on his very organized but very secretive donations. He was well recognized for his sharp diplomacy, traditional and religious ethic; somehow, the man was able to manage and master a balance between family interests and those of the outside world from all aspects and angles, be it socially, politically or financially”.

This rather fascinating family “panoramic wisdom” at work since the 1920s, seem to have served its most acclaimed purpose much later in time by diverting attention from the family’s immense social, political and financial possessions in post Royalist Iraq (1958 – 2003), a period which witnessed a few of the family members holding influentially political and military ranks while maintaining a constant almost silent profile.

(By John W Walbridge - Iraqi Families - history, biography and Revelations).

  • Al-Bu Nasir
  • al-sharifat
  • Al-Bu Latif
  • Al-Hadithiyyin
    • Rifa'iyyin
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Al-Shawi
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al Ayoubi
  • Al-Jaisat
  • Al-Ma'een
  • Al-Bu Hamdan
  • Al-Bu Jawari
  • Al-Baggara
  • Al-Tarabla
  • Shammar
  • Jumaila
  • Janabiyeen
  • Subaihat
  • Harb
  • Sumaida'
  • Tamim
  • Khazraj
  • Ni'aim
  • Asha'sha
  • Al-Mujamma'
  • Al-Ahbab
  • Al-Magadma
  • Al-Nuwashit
  • Al-Bu Mudallal
  • Al-Bu Jum'a
  • Al-Bu Bazzun
  • Al-Shayaysha
  • Al-Hayyali
  • Al-Marasma
  • Al-Bu Ajeel
  • Al-Bu Farraj
    • Juwa'ina (in Baiji)
  • Al-Lihaib (in Sharqat)
  • Al-Mishahdah (in Tarmiya)
    • An individual from this tribe will have the name of Mash-hadani
  • Al-Mashayikh in Tarmiya and in Al-Hawejah(The individual called Al-Mashayikhi)
  • Al-Suwamra (an individual from the tribes of Samarra', called Al-Samarra'i)
    • Al-Bu Issa
    • Al-Bu Abbas
    • Al-Bu Darraj
    • Al-By Baz
    • Al-Bu Aswad
    • Al-Bu Badri
    • Al-Bu Nissan
    • Al-Bu Udhaim
    • Al-Bu Milais

Najaf area[edit]

  • Al-Sahlani
  • Al-Shareef
  • Al-Balaghi
  • Al-Shubber
  • Al-Rufaie
  • Al-Arajie
  • Al-Harris
  • Bani Hassan
  • Al-Fatla (independent subsection of the Dulaim)
  • Al-Ghazalat
  • Al-shairfat
  • Al-Shibil
  • Al-Ibrahim (Bani Malik)
  • Al-Ali (Bani Malik)
  • Al-Jaryu
  • Alyasiri (plural Sadah Arabic: سادة, Sādah) is an honorific title, it denotes males accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali, sons of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and his son-in-law Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib).
  • Al-Kobenchi
  • Al-Zayyad
  • Al-Khaza'il
  • Al-Akayishi
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Janabat
  • Al-Zagareet
  • Al-Ogaidat
  • Al-Zuhairiya
  • Al-Bahash
  • Al-Shuwafi'
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Najim
  • Abu Gulal (Al-Taie)
  • Bani Assad
  • Bani Malik
  • Bani Khalid
  • Khafaja
  • Ka'ab
  • Anniza
  • Mutayrat
  • Chalabat

Hilla area[edit]

  • Hammyar(aad Mohamed Jabr Diab)
  • AL-Shubber
  • Al-Fallouji
  • Al-Hillawi
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Ali (Bani Malik)
  • Al-Bu Sultan
  • Zubayd
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Bu Amir
  • Al-Mas'oud
  • Al-Janabi
  • Al-Jihaish
  • Al-Ma'amra
  • Al-Qarraghul
  • Al-Anbariyeen
  • Al-Yasiri
  • Al-Azza
  • Witwit
  • Al-Bu Ajeel
  • Al-Bu Alwan
  • Al-Shujairiya
  • Al-Amar
  • Al-Bu Hamad
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al-Sharefy
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Al-Fatla
  • Al-Shuwafi'
  • Al-Idhariyun
  • Al-Mishahda
  • Al-Qarraghul
  • Al-Sa'eed
  • Al-Girtan
  • Al-Khanafsa
  • Al-Mahhaniya
  • Al-Grai'at
  • Bani Hassan
  • Bani Malik
  • Bani Assad
  • Khaigan
  • Khafaja
  • Turuf
  • Ghrair
  • Tufayl
  • Bi'aij
  • Jash'am
  • Shammar
  • Zoba'

Amara area[edit]

  • Al-Ijoly
  • Bani Lam
  • Al-Bu Mohammed
  • Bani Assad
  • Al-Izayrij
  • Al-Bu Darayi
  • Al-Soudan
  • Al-Beidhan
  • Al-Sarai
  • Al-Bahadli
  • Al-Suwa'id
  • Al-Issa
  • Al-Maryan
  • Al-Bazzoun
  • Al-Fartus
  • Al-Firayjat
  • Bani Malik
  • Ka'ab
  • Chinana
  • Bani Zaid
  • Al-Sarai
  • Al-Halaf
  • Al-Wihaylat
  • Al-Magasis
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Fikaikat
  • Al-Bu Nida
  • Al-Bu Sultan
  • Al-Shuwailat
  • Al-Thehebat

Al-Bu Badri

Basra area[edit]

  • Al-Halaf
  • Al-Sahlani
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Hussona
  • BANI KA'B
  • BANI ASSAD
  • Muhaysin
  • BANI MALIK
  • BANI TAMIM
  • Bani Qais
  • Bani Lam
  • Bani Mansour
  • Bani Khalid
  • Al-Shirish
  • Al-Ali
  • Al-Shami
  • Al-Thehebat
  • Shammar
  • Bani Wa'il
  • Bani Salim
  • Bani Sa'ad
  • Khaza'il
  • Al-Bu Shawi
  • Al-Jannabi
  • Al-shairfat
  • Al-Sayamur
  • Al-Mayyah
  • Al-Mutawr
  • Al-Halaf
  • Al-Eidan
  • Al-Gatarna
  • Al-Garamsha
  • Al-Shaghanba
  • Al-Suwa'id
  • Al-Ghanim
  • Al-Battat
  • Al-Bawiya
  • Al-Jal'a
  • Al-Shalha
  • Al-Bdeer
  • Al-Dair
  • Al-Nashwa
  • Al-Hasawiya
  • Al-Bidor
  • Bani Khalid
  • Bani Bakr
  • Hacham
  • Al-Neama
  • Ibada
  • Khafaja
  • Khaigan
  • Sa'ad
  • Badran
  • Hajjaj
  • Hutait
  • Rubai'a
    • Al-Amara
  • Mizair'a
  • Anniza
  • Al-Dhufair (Bedouin)
  • Al-Duwasir (Bedouin)
  • Al-Mutayr (Bedouin)
  • Sulaib (Bedouin)
  • Al- Shubber
  • Al Judai

Nasiriyah Area[edit]

  • Khafaja
  • Bani Hichaim
  • Al-Sahlani
  • Al-Shuwailat
  • Al-Khairalla
  • Al-Hussona
  • Al-Rikabi
  • Bani Assad
  • Al-Budor also known as Al-Badri
  • Bani Wa'il
  • Almuajid
  • Shammar
  • Bani Tamim
  • Bani Ka'b
  • Al-Awabid
  • Al-Wishah
  • Al-shairfat
  • AL-owwyad
  • Al-sheriff
  • Al-Rayy
  • Al Jorani
  • Al Gizzi

Diwaniyah area[edit]

  • AL-Shubber
  • Al-Khaza'il
  • Al-Bidair
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Hussona
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Agra'
  • Al-Zayyad
  • Al-Ibrahim
  • AL-hassasrah
  • Afaj
  • Zubayd
  • Jilaiha
  • Al-Bahahtha
  • Al-Zirfat
  • Al-Kurd
  • Al-A'ajeeb
  • Al-Ardhiyat
  • Al-Awabid
  • Al-Izayrij
  • Al-Bidor
  • Al-Bu Nashi
  • Al-Sa'eed
  • Al-Mahhaniya
  • Al-Adolph
  • Al-Ghazalat
  • Al-Shibil
  • AL-Shubber
  • Al-Janabat
  • Al-Anaksha
  • Bani Hichaim
  • Bani Sallama
  • Bi'aij
  • Khafaja
  • Chabsha
  • Mutayrat

Kut area[edit]

  • Rubai'a
  • Al-Hebjeah
    • Al-Shohman
  • Zubayd
  • Shammar Toga
  • Bani Assad
  • Bani Lam
  • Giraish
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Mayyah
  • Al-ghrib
  • Al-Magasis
  • Al-Sarai
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Zirgan
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al-Gawwam
  • Al-Chalabiyeen
  • Umayr
  • Al-Fudhul
  • Al-Juraniya
  • Al-Bu Ajeel
  • Al-Bu Hayyat
  • Al-Zuwamil
  • Al-Fahad
  • Al-Jihaish
  • Al-Shuwailat
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Al-Janabat
  • Al-Ugaydat
  • Al-Shujairiya
  • Al-Bu Amir
  • Al-Ma'amra
  • Al-Dafaf'a
  • Hacham
  • Al-Bidair
  • Al-Ni'aim
  • Bani Sa'ad
  • Khazraj
  • Bani Zaid
  • Khafaja
  • Tamim
  • Suwa'id
  • Sumaida'
  • Dirai'
  • I'gail
  • Al-Humaid
  • Al-Etli
  • Bani Rikab
  • Bani eugba

Kirkuk area[edit]

  • Al-Shawi
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Ni'aim
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Bu Mafraj
  • Bani Izz
  • Bani Zaid
  • Shammar
  • Harb
  • Qays
  • Tamim
  • Hadid
  • Sab'a
  • Khafaja
  • Al-Rijaibat
  • Al-Mishayikh
  • Al-Shahwan
  • Al-Baggara
  • Al-Bu Hamdan
  • Al-Bu Aitha
  • Al-Jumaila
  • Al-Sumaida'
  • Al-Bu Jum'a
  • Al-Bu Bazzun
  • Al-Jihaish
  • Al-Bu Nasir
  • Al-Qaraghul
  • Al-Bidair
  • Ghrair

Baquba area[edit]

  • Al-Shehatha
  • Al-Azza
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Shammar
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Bani Lam
  • Bani Zaid
  • Al-Ambakiya
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Al Taie
  • Bani Ways
  • Al-Girtan
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Kurwiya
  • Al-Tatran
  • Al-Ma'amra
  • Al-Mujamma'
  • Al-Ja'afra
  • Al-Dafaf'a
  • Al-Sigoug
  • Al-Karkhiya
  • Al-Khishalat
  • Al-Maghamis
  • Al-Mahdiya
  • Tamim
  • Al-Zuhairiya
  • Al-Dainiya
  • Al-Suwa'id
  • Al-Ugaydat
  • Al-Bu Amir
  • Al-Lihaib
  • Al-Dilfiya
  • Al-Ridainiya
  • Al-Khailaniya
  • Al-Nida
  • Al-Sumaida'
  • Al-Bu Jawari
  • Al-Mayyah
  • Al-Husseinat
  • Al-Suwakin
  • Al-Marasma
  • Al-Mishahda
  • Shammar Toga
  • Bani Khalid
  • Hayyaliyeen
  • Bani Izz
  • Al-Bu Farraj
  • Al-Bu Mafraj
  • Al-Sa'eed
  • Al-Mu'alla
  • Al-Hiraith
  • Al-Arkiya
  • Harb
  • Jaisat
  • Khazraj
  • Khafaja
  • Hadid
  • Rubai'a
  • Chachan
  • Gimai'at

Al-Bu Badri

Al Anbar area[edit]

  • Al-Dulaim (including 69 clan)
    • Roberta'a
    • Al-Bu Ridaini
    • Al-Bu Assaf
    • Al-Bu Dhiyab
    • Al-Bu Hussein Al-Ali
    • Al-Bu Aitha
    • Al-Shareefat
    • Al-Bu Dirnaj
    • Al-Bu Matroud
    • Al-Bu Ali
    • Al-Bu Jabir
    • Al-Bu Khalifah
    • Al-Bu Mar'i
    • Al-Bu Fahd
    • Al-Bu Nimr
    • Al-Bu Salim
    • Al-Bu Chilaib
    • Al-Bu Alwan
    • Al-Halabsa
    • Al-Bu Ubaid
    • Al-Malahma
    • Al-Karabla
    • Al-Mahamda
    • Al-Falahat
    • Al-Bu Mahhal
    • Al-Bu Issa (Fallujah)
    • Al-Jumeilat (Fallujah)
    • Al-Bu Farraj
  • Janabat
  • an'nah
  • Raoah
  • Al-Kubaisi
  • Zoba'

Karbala area[edit]

  • Al-Wahab Genealogy: Lineage of Imam Al Hussain [1]
  • AL-Shubber
  • Bani Assad (70-80% Population of Karbala)
  • Al-Ali(Bani Malik)
  • Bani Hassan
  • Al-Mas'ud
  • Al-Atrakchi
  • Khafaja
  • Al-Yasiri
  • Al-Bu Sultan
  • Al-Fatla (Al-Fatla is a subsection of the Al-Dulaim)
  • Al-Grait
  • Tufayl
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Janabi
  • Shammar
  • Anniza
  • Abbouda
  • Al-Bu Amir
  • Al-Karaksha
  • Al-Anbariyeen
  • Bahadil
  • Jash'am
  • Al-Sa'eed
  • Al-Zagareet
  • Harb
  • Al-Girtan
  • Al-Mishahda
  • Al-Ma'amra
  • Al-Ma'Ali
  • Al-Fudhul
  • Shibil
  • Mutayr
  • Bani Khalid
  • Jilaiha
  • Tamim
  • Al-Girtan
  • Al-Shareefat
  • Al-Hasawiya
  • Al-Zaini

Samawa area[edit]

  • AL- Shubber
  • Al-Khaza'il
  • Al-Dhuwalim
  • Al-Zayyad
  • Al-Bu Hassaan
  • Bani Hichaim
  • Al-Budor
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Bani Ziraij
  • Al-A'ajeeb
  • Al-Juwabir
  • Abs
  • Khafaja
  • Bani Aridh
  • Al-Fartus
  • Al-Tawba
  • Al-Ajwad
  • Bani Zaid
  • Al-Sufran
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Dhufair
  • Al-Ghizi
  • Anezah
  • Al-Saoudi

Arab tribes in the North[edit]

  • Al-Jabouri
  • Sab'a
  • Tai'
  • Sumaida'
  • Harb
  • Al-Lihaib
  • Al-Yasar
  • Hadid
  • Al-Ni'aim
  • Al-Bayyat
  • Ghrair
  • Al-Ugaydat
  • Dulaim

Baghdad Families[edit]

  • Al-Mudallal
  • AL- Shubber
  • Al-Jamali
  • Al-Madi (Palestinian Family living in Iraq since 1948)
  • Al-Rufaie
  • Al-Chalabi
  • Al-Obaidi
  • Al-sherifi
  • Al-Bu Badri
  • Al-Khafaji (Khafaja)
  • Al-Pachachi
  • Al-Omari
  • Al-Gailani
  • Al-Orfeli
  • Al-Rawi
  • Al-Ani
  • Al-Hadithi
  • Al-Na'ib
  • Al-Qassab (part of Jasham tribe)
  • Al-Sa'di
  • Al-Qashtini
  • Al-Sinawi
  • Al-Wa'idh
  • Al-Suwaidi
  • Al-Alousi
  • Al-Jameel
  • Al-Haydari
  • Al-Tabaqchali
  • Al-Shawwaf
  • Al-Akhras
  • Al-Sheikh Ali
  • Al-Wiswasi
  • Al-Kalkhan
  • Al-Madfa'i
  • Al-Witri
  • Al-Khudhairy
  • Al-Radhi
  • Al-Gayyara
  • Al-Tataar
  • Al-Suwari
  • Al-Defteri
  • Al-Mutair
  • Al-Farhad
  • Al-Ghawwas
  • Al-Roznamachi
  • Al-Farisi
  • Al-Chadirchi
  • Al-Naqshabandi
  • Al-Qarraghouli
  • Al-Fikaiki
  • Al-Douri
  • Al-Talabani
  • Al-Berzenchi
  • Al-Baban
  • Al-Khateeb
  • Al-Sheikhli
  • Al-Khayyat
  • Al-Baqqal
  • Al-Duroubi
  • Al-Saadi
  • Al-Rehbi
  • Al-Zahawi
  • Al-Kurdi
  • Al-Mudarris
  • Al-Qaissi
  • Al-Hashimi
  • Al-Bazirgan
  • Al-Hindi
  • Al-Jaibachi
  • Al-Jorbechi
  • Al-Shafi'i
  • Al-Shawka
  • Al-Sadr
  • Al-Daghistani
  • Al-Kubba
  • Al-Shalchi
  • Al-Shalchi Musa
  • Al-Marayati
  • Al-Dhahir
  • Al-Mizraqchi
  • Al-Qaimachi
  • Al-Qalamchi
  • Al-Taliqani
  • Al-Cherchefchi
  • Al-Dijaili
  • Al-Damerchi
  • Al-Khalisi
  • Al-Sheikh Yassin
  • Abu Al-Timen
  • Al-Wardi
  • Al-Rifa'i
  • Al-Khaseki
  • Al-Shakarchi
  • Al-Mawla
  • Al-Shibeebi
  • Al-Hiti
  • Al-Bassam
  • Al-Atrushi
  • Al-Saffar
  • Al-A'dhami
  • Al-Melluki
  • Al-Bunniya
  • Al-Dargazli
  • Al-Assaf
  • Al-Aseel
  • Al-Jezrawi
  • Al-Aqrawi
  • Al-Kirkukli
  • Al-Bahrani
  • Al-Kashif Al-Ghita
  • Al-Sheikh Radhi
  • Al-Yassiri
  • Al-Alawi
  • Al-Qadhi
  • Al-Wattar
  • Al-Shabandar
  • Al-Sheikh Issa
  • Al-Dellah
  • Al-Rayyis
  • Al-Salih
  • Al-Shawi
  • Al-Baghdadi
  • Al-Kahya
  • Al-Mandilawi
  • Al-Ayoubi
  • Al-Hajj Sirri
  • Al-Ugaili
  • Al-Ghannam
  • Al-Awqati
  • Al-Dabbagh
  • Al-Khalidi
  • Al-Qazzaz
  • Al-Jadir
  • Al-Jabouri
  • Al-Najjar
  • Al-Wazeer
  • Al-Kammouna
  • Al-Kannouna
  • Al-Ni'aimi
  • Al-Hayyali
  • Al-Attar
  • Al-Zaini
  • Al-Witwit
  • Al-Taweel
  • Al-Shagra
  • Al-Khirsan
  • Al-Abu Righeef
  • Al-Awsi
  • Al-Baratli(section of Al-Bu Sultan)
  • Al-Qara Ali
  • Al-Jawahiri
  • Al-Dabouni
  • Al-Kubaisi
  • Al-Windawi
  • Al-Alwash
  • Al-Khudhair
  • Al-Tuwaijri
  • Al-Dahhan
  • Al-Abu Naila
  • Al-Bazzaz
  • Al-Shubbar
  • Al-Tayyar
  • Al-Hassani
  • Al-Mawla
  • Al-Abu Tibeekh
  • Al-Ghalibi
  • Al-Fayyadh
  • Al-Allaq
  • Al-Bakka'
  • Maghazaji
  • Jaffar Naji

Descendants of the family of Muhammad[edit]

Descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali, sons of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and his son-in-law Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib):

  • Al-Zaidi (Wasit)
  • AL- Shubber (Najaf, Baghdad, Kerbala, Semawa).
  • Alyasiri (Najaf, Kufa, Kerbala).
  • Al-Bachary (Basra, Mousel).
  • Al-Hussona (Nasiriyah, Baghdad).
  • Fakhrulddin (Basra, Najaf).
  • Al-Hakak (Basra, Najaf).
  • Al-Marashi (Najaf).
  • Al-Ani (Anbar).
  • Al-Awadhi (Najaf).
  • Al-Mossawi Al Yaseen (Najaf).
  • Al-Mushahadah in Tarmiya.
  • Al-Ni'aym in Kirkuk, Hawija and Baghdad.
  • Al-Bu Milais in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Badri in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Baz in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Aswad in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Abbas in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Darraj in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Issa in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Nissan in Samarra.
  • Al-Bu Udhaym in Samarra.
  • Al-Marasma in Balad, Samarra and Baquba.
  • Al-Tarabla in Tikrit.
  • Al-Bu Nasir in Tikrit.
  • Al-Hadid (plural al-Hadidiyun).
  • Al-Naqib family in Basra.
  • Al-Sadoun in Basra.
  • Al-Ridaini in Basra.
  • Barakat family in Basra.
  • Al-Hakim family in Najaf and Basra.
  • Kamuna family in Najaf.
  • Al-Qizwini family in Najaf.
  • Al-Tabataba'i family in Najaf.
  • Bahr Al-Uloom family in Najaf.
  • Al-Rifai family in Baghdad and Tikrit.
  • Al-Khoei family in Najaf.
  • Al-Khorsan or Kharasan family in Najaf, Baghdad, Basra and Nasriya.
  • Al-Zuwain or Zwayne or Zouein family in Najaf, Baghdad and Mosul.
  • Al-Zaini family in Najaf.
  • Al-Taliqani family in Najaf.
  • Al-Allaq family in Najaf.
  • Al-Faqih family in Najaf.
  • Al-Jaza'iri family in Najaf.
  • Al-Keshwan family in Najaf.
  • Al-Hilu family in Najaf.
  • Al-Safi family in Najaf.
  • Al-Ghraifi family in Najaf.
  • Al-Sharmuti family in Najaf.
  • Al-Hamami family in Najaf.
  • Al-Abu Tubikh family in Najaf.
  • Al-Yasiri in Najaf, Kerballa.
  • Shubbar family in Najaf.
  • Al-Saraf family in Najaf.
  • Al-Adhari in Al Diwaniyah.
  • Al-Suwafi in Diwaniyah.
  • Hashimi family in Baghdad, descendants of the former royal family.
  • Al-Gailani family in Baghdad.
  • Al-Haydari family in Baghdad and Basra.
  • Al-Alousi (AlAloosi or Al ALusi) family in Baghdad and from Alus in Northern Iraq near Rawa. (Al Alousi are Hassani Husseiny i.e. descendants from both Muhammad's grand children.
  • Al-Tatar family in Baghdad.
  • Al-Wa'idh family in Baghdad.
  • Al-Witri family in Baghdad.
  • Al-Shahristani family in Baghdad.
  • Al-Sadr family in Baghdad and Najaf.
  • Al-Haboubi family in Baghdad and Najaf.
  • Utayfa family in Baghdad.
  • Witwit family in Hilla.
  • Al-Rifa'i family in Basra, Baghdad, Samarra and Ana.
  • Al-Muwashit in Ad-Dawr.
  • Al-Mishayikhoun in Dujail.
  • Al-A'raji family in Mosul, Baghdad and Najaf.
  • Al-Husseini family in Mosul.
  • Al-Bu Sab'a in Mosul.
  • Al-Sada in Tal Afar.
  • Al-Barzanchi family in Sulaimaniya and Arbil.
  • Al-Naqshabandi family in Sulaimaniya.
  • Al-Kasnazani family in Kirkuk.
  • Al-Talabani family in Kirkuk.
  • Al-Dawudi family in Kirkuk.
  • Al-Rijaibat in Kirkuk and Baquba.
  • Al-Kaysey in Baghdad.
  • Maghazaji in Baghdad.
  • Al-Sharifi in Babylon and Najaf.

Bedouin tribes[edit]

  • 'Anezah (The royal families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain are traced to this tribe. The paramount sheikh lives in western Iraq. This is one of the largest Arab tribes, with clans in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Gulf countries, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Turkey and Egypt. This tribe was mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabia. some but not all anezah clans were nomads or semi-nomads)
  • Al-Mutayr
  • Al-Dulaim
  • Al-Sulaib
  • Al-Bu Mitaywit
  • Harb
  • Shammar Al-Sulbah
    • Al-Kharsa
    • Sinjara
    • Zoba'
  • Al-Ani
    • Al-Sayih
  • Al-Zayyad
  • Al-Jaghayfa
  • Bani Khalid (plural Al-Khawalid)
  • Bani Rikab
  • Al-Shareefat
  • Al-Rifai'
  • Al-Zagareet
  • Al-Dhufair

Related organizations[edit]

  • Iraq Tribes Council
  • National Council of Iraqi Tribes
  • National Alliance of Tribes and Clans of Iraq
  • Democratic Grouping of Iraqi Tribes
  • Iraqi Sheikhs Council (ISC).., Ref.: Sheikh M.Al-ABDULWAHID (Al-Khaledi)

Al suadi (baghdad) Al obaydee (Diala) Al Najim ( Baghdad)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Tripp, Charles (2000) A History of Iraq. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-55404-7/ISBN 0-521-55633-3
  • Al-Azzawi, Abbas. Asha'ir al-Iraq (The Tribes of Iraq). Baghdad Press, Iraq.
  • Al-Amiri, Thamir. "Mawsu'at al-Qaba'il al-Iraqiyya" (The Encyclopedia of Iraqi Tribes). 9 vols. Baghdad, 1991-1997.
  • Al-Samarra'i, Younis Al-Sheikh Ibrahim. Al-Qaba'il al-Iraqiyya (Iraqi Tribes). Al-Sharaf Al-Jedid Press, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Al-Samarra'i, Younis Al-Sheikh Ibrahim. Al-Qaba'il wa al-Biyoutat al-Hashimiya fi al-Iraq (Hashimi Tribes and Families in Iraq). Al-Umma Press, Baghdad.
  • Al-Durubi, Ibrahim. Al-Baghdadiyun, Akhbaruhum wa Majalisuhum (The Baghdadis, Their Annals and Assemblies). Al-Rabita Press, Baghdad, 1958.