Dih Bala District
Dih Bala (Persian: ده بالا) is a district in the south of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, bordering on Pakistan. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 50,595 in 2002, of whom 20,200 were children under 12. The district centre is Deh Bala. Dih bala is home to the Shinwari tribe, one of the largest Pashtun tribes. It was a stronghold of the Mujaheddin during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
|Tribe||Subtribes||Clans of Tribe||Subclans of Tribe||division of Tribe||Section of Subdivision||Minor Fractions||Other Fractions|
|Shinwari||Mandhizai/Manduzai||[Hamza khel] [Llias khel]
|[Ahmad khel] [Maghdud khel] [Daulat khel]
[kotwal] [kuki khel] [Musi khel] [Umar khel] [Da Oghaz khel]
|[Haska mena (Deh bala)]|
|Alisher khel||[Adal khel] [Ash khel]||[Khuga khel] [Mirdad khel] [Utar khel]
]Piro khel] [Piset khel] [Shekmal khel]
|Sangu khel||[Ghani khel]||[Haider khel] [kachkal khel] [Khani khel]
[Karmu khel] [Mirjan khel] [Mai khel] [Soulor ptar] [Mullagoris
|Sephai||[Rahimdad khel] [Haider khel]
[Suliman khel] [Babar khel] [Shabul khel]
|[Aka nmasi] [Ata nmasi] [Mama khel]
[Aka khel] [Fatima nmasi] [Nimidar khel] [Mamai khel] [Lala nmasi] [ya khel]
- Shinwari tribe, Center for Culture and Conflict Studies, US Naval Postgraduate School.
- UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-05-21, accessed 2006-07-13 (PDF).
- Map of Dih Bala (PDF)
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