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Yashkun is a Dardic tribe in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The tribe is spread throughout the Kohistan district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa extending as far Ladakh and Drass. The Yashkuns form the majority of the population in Gor, Chilas, Tangir,Darel valley the Indus Valley below Sazin, upper part of the Gilgit Valley, Gupis, Punial, Astore Valley, Chitral.


According to historical sources, long time ago Yashkuns migrated from Central Asia to present day Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.[1] They are in majority in Giglit, Punial, Yasin, Ishkoman and Chitral. In Kohistan, Chhilas,Hodur,khinar[2] Astor, Gurez, Dras, Gultari, Talil and Soro, the Yashkuns are in majority.

Personal names[edit]

Yashkun names men:

Dodoa Raki Punar Jalam, Shale Khan Dedar Ali Dad, Ahor Shukroo Mayun Yashkun Muzafar Ali Yashkun Jatilo Jhangi Wazeer of Raja Of Gilgit

Yashkun names women:

Shafia Sookoomull Feroza Rafia Shahbano Barai


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