UTMAN KHEL

The Utman Khel (Urdu: اتمان خیل) are a Pashtun tribe who occupy the hills to the north of Peshawar in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Their land lies between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. They claim to be descendants of Baba Utman Shamraiz, who accompanied Mahmud of Ghazni in his expedition into India in 997. The Utman Khel are a tall, stout and fair race, but their dress and general customs have been assimilated by the neighbouring peoples of Bajour. Their land is very hilly and difficult, but well cultivated in terraces.
it is believed that they defeated sikandar azam and compelled him on agreement with them. The British conducted military campaigns against them in 1852, 1878 and 1898.
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
(Samsoor utman khel kot malakand Agency pahtoonkhawa
There are some subtribes of uthman khel, they are as under.
Mandal (Elder son of Baba Utman, Major areas; Mandal Bajawar, Ghusam Munda- Timergara-Morani Dir Lower)
Aseel
Ali Khel
Utman zai
Ibrahim Kheil
Raja khel
Najeem khel
Mamat khel
Aghdad khel
Toori Khel
Boota Kheil
Bazai
Ismail Kheil
Umar kheil
Khumar Kheil
Kamal Kheil
sarni Kheil
Sarkani khel
Mataki (متكى)
The Ibrahim khel, Utman zai, Toori Khel, Ali Khel residue in Matako (located on the east north edge of bajaur agency adjusting to Dir lower), while the sarkani khel, sarni khel and umar khel are living in Arang, Kulala and qazafi. A large number of peoples from Utman khel tribe also reside in Dir lower. The subtribe Mataki(متكى) which travelled from Kimur Ghar Qilla(Castle) to Matako now riside in Ananguro khwar, Khohairy and adjesent areas.

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