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The Wur or Wara (also known as Wur or Wara Mamund | Urdu: بڑو / وڑو مَاموند ‎ | Pashto: واړه / وړو مَاموند ‎), a division of Mamund (Urdu: مَاموند ‎ | Pashto: ماموند‎) clan - along with the Kakazai (also known as Loye Mamund (Urdu: لو ئے / لوئی مَاموند ‎ | Pashto: لوی ماموند‎) - are part of the larger Tarkani (Pashto: تر کا ڼي / ترکلا ڼي / ترکا نڑي‎, Urdu, Persian: ترکانی / ترکلانی / ترکانڑی ‎‎ | English spelling variants: Tarkani, Tarkalani, Tarkanri) Pashtun (پشتون / پختون) tribe who are mainly settled in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan, but originally hailed from the Laghman province (Urdu: لغمان‎) of Afghanistan.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

They live in Umaray, Sewai, Damadola, Badan, Tani and Kamar villages of Tehsil Mamund, Bajaur Agency, Pakistan and also in Marawara and Shortan areas of Kunar Province, Afghanistan.[5][6]

Sub-divisions of Wur or Wara Pashtuns[edit]

  • Baramkazai (Pashto: برم کازي‎)
  • Barozai (Pashto: بړو زي‎)
  • Oryazai (Pashto: اوريا زي‎)
  • Inam Khwar (Pashto: انعام خور‎)
  • Badalzai (Pashto: بدل زي‎)
  • Daryazai (Pashto: دریا زي‎)


  1. ^ "Tareekh-e-Kakazai" (a.k.a."Hidayat Afghani-Tareekh-e-Kakazai Tarkani" - (Originally Published May, 1933 in Urdu)
  2. ^ "A Dictionary of the Pathan Tribes of the North West Frontier of India"published by The General Staff Army Headquarter, Calcutta, India - (Originally Published 1910) :: Kakazai / Kakayzai Pathan Tribe is mentioned on Page 22 (under ‘K’ -Kakazai), Page 12 (under ‘D’ -Daulat Khel - A sub-division of Kakazai Pathans), Page 26 (under 'K' - Khulozai - A sub-division of Kakazai Pathans), Page 29 (under ‘M’ -Maghdud Khel,Mahsud Kheland Mahmud Khel - sub-divisions of Kakazai Pathans), Page 47 (under 'U' - Umar Khel - A sub-division of Kakazai Pathans) and Page 50 (under 'Y' - Yusaf Khel - A sub-division of Kakazai Pathans)
  3. ^ "Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India" Volume One published by Government Mono Type Press, Simla, India - (Originally Published 1907) :: Kakazai / Kakayzai Pathan Tribe is mentioned between Page 515- 555-You can read these volumes online, thanks to Internet Archives though their market value is around $11000 ::
  4. ^ Family Tree of Qais Abdul Rashid :: Spelled as Kaka Zai under the offsprings ofKharashboon (Khair ud Din) ::
  5. ^ a b Tarkanri (Tarkalani or Tarkani) Tribe of Bajaur Agency and Dir - By "FATA Awareness Initiative"
  6. ^ a b پښتانه قبيلی وپېژنئ - ډاکټر لطيف ياد - خېبر وېب پاڼه - pp 86-89 & 261-262 & 310-312 (in Pashto)