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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 of Afghanistan, as well as Kurram Valley of Pakistan, but also have a effective presence in Kabul, Logar, Ghazni, Nangharhar, Kunduz, Farah and Baghlan in Afghanistan as well.[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]