Chamkanni

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Chamkanni is the name of a small Pashtun tribe of Afghanistan. The Chamkannis residing in the western part of the Khurmana valley in Tirah are considered[by whom?] to be a distinct race. During the Tirah Campaign (1897–98) of the British Raj, the bands of rebellious Chamkannis were also attacked.

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There are two adjoining Chamkanni tribal areas on either side of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. According the GEONet Name Server (GNS) database, there is a large Chamkanni tribal area, roughly located around the western part of the Khurmana river valley in Pakistan.[1] Across the border in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan, also in the GNS database, there is a tribal area for the Chakmanni tribe. However, this is most likely either a variant or misspelling, because this tribal area is located in a populated place called Chamkani. A British colonial source states that the Chamkanni are located between the Kurram river valley and the Tirah region.[2]

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  1. ^ http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp
  2. ^ A Dictionary of Pathan Tribes on the North-West Frontier of India. India Intelligence Branch. 1899.

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