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For other uses, see Lone (disambiguation).

Lone (Kashmiri: , لون ) is a Kashmiri tribe in the Kashmir Valley of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Lone tribe is based mainly in northern Kashmir, although in the past few centuries there has been gradual diffusion of the tribe throughout the valley of Kashmir. However, now the tribe also is concentrated in the Kupwara district of the Kashmir valley.

In 1911 census, the total Lone population in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was 51931. Out of this there were 8126 found in the Jammu division, 354 in Gilgit and Baltistan, and the rest in the Kashmir division.

Although the vast majority of the Lone tribe speak Kashmiri as their mother language, significant numbers speak Shina, especially those who live in the Gurez valley.

Many Kashmiris of Lone tribe also live in Azad Kashmir and Punjab regions of Pakistan in cities such as Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Jhelum and Rawalpindi. Many Lones use Khwaja or Bhat as their surnames in these areas of Punjab.

Notable Lones[edit]

  • Abdul Ghani Lone: politician, lawyer
  • Sajjad Lone: MLA J&K Assembly
  • Kokab Rashid Lone: Author
  • Abdul Rashid Lone: ex chairman OGDC of Pakistan
  • Yasir Rashid Lone: producer & Director Geo TV