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Yashkun is a Dardic tribe in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Yashkun is a tribe 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, Astor, Gurez, Dras, Gultari, Talil and Soro, the Yashkuns are in majority.

Personal names[edit]

Yashkun names men:

Dodoa Shaloo Punar Jalam, Shale Khan Dedar Ali Dad, Ahor Shukroo Mayun Yashkun Muzafar Ali

Yashkun names women:

Shali Sookoomull Feroza Rafia Shahbano Barai


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