Taymani (Aimaq tribe)

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The Taymani (Persian: تایمنی‎) are a Persian speaking Aymāq tribe in west central Afghanistan, related to Tajiks and Hazaras. However, some southern groups of Taymani have adopted Kandahari Pashtun language and culture.[1]

Taymani usually deny they are Aymaq and feel affinity with Pashtuns, although their Pashtun neighbors identify them as Aymaq.[2]


  1. ^ Vogelsang, Willem (2002). The Afghans. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 18. ISBN 0-631-19841-5. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. ^ William Maley. Fundamentalism reborn?: Afghanistan and the Taliban. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 1998. ISBN 1-85065-360-7, ISBN 978-1-85065-360-8