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The Jadoon (Hindko/Pashto/Urdu: جدون), also called Gadoons (Pashto: ګدون), is a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan. Horace Rose, an amateur ethnologist and administrator in the British Raj, noted them in 1911 as being present partly in Gadoon in Swabi, and partly in Abbottabad and Haripur districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Across the Durand line, some members of the tribe live in Nangarhar and Kunar in Afghanistan. The Jadoons speak Pashto in Swabi and Afghanistan and Hindko in Abbottabad and Haripur. The Jadoons are subdivided into three clans: Salar, Mansoor and Hassazai.
The Jadoons originally lived on the western slopes of the Spin Ghar range, in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan. Later on, the Jadoons migrated to the Kabul region. In the 16th century, the Jadoons joined the Yusufzai, who had been expelled from Kabul by Mirza Ulugh Beg, a paternal uncle of the Mughal Emperor Babur, and they migrated eastwards into the Peshawar region and settled in areas inhabited by the Dilazak tribe of the Pashtuns. They succeeded to defeat the Dilazaks at the battle of Katlang, and pushed them towards the Hazara region east of the Indus River. The Jadoons eventually settled in Swabi at the western bank of the Indus River. But later, some of the Jadoons also settled on the eastern bank of the Indus River, in Abbottabad and Haripur.
- Nimat Allah al-Harawi Author of Tarikh-i-Khan Jahani Makhzan-i-Afghani (The History of the Afghans).
- Rose, Horace Arthur; MacLagan, Edward Douglas (1911). A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province II. Lahore: Samuel T. Weston at the Civil and Military Gazette Press. pp. 272–273.
- Caroe, Sir Olaf (1958). The Pathans 550 B.C.-A.D. 1957. London: Macmillan and Company.