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The Zazi (Pashto: ځاځی; plur. ځاځي‎), also spelled Zazai, or Jaji, is a Karlani Pashtun tribe. They are found in Paktia and Khost provinces in the Loya Paktia region of southeastern Afghanistan, as well as Kurram Valley of Pakistan, but also have an effective presence in Kabul, Logar, Ghazni, Nangharhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan in Afghanistan.[citation needed]

Ethnicity and geography[edit]

The Zazi are similar to the Wardak and Turi, except that the Zazi are Sunni Muslims. The tribe is inhabited in four major geographic locations in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

  • Aryob Zazi: in Paktia province
  • Ahmad Khel : in Paktia province
  • Dand Pathan: in Paktia province
  • Kabul: in Kabul province
  • Maidan Zazi: district in Khost province
  • Kwarma (Kurram) Zazi: Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Notable Zazi[edit]

See also[edit]