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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mehsud (Mahsud or Maseed) Tribe of South Waziristan Agency - Tribes of FATA, Pakistan

Mehsud (Mahsud or Maseed) is a big Pashtun tribe of FATA, Pakistan. Mehsud tribe is based in South Waziristan Agency alongside the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe. The center of Mehsud tribe's population is the Makeen-Laddah-Tiarza-Sarwakai belt in South Waziristan. However, Mehsuds also live in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank.
The Mehsuds are divided into three main clans (famously known as the "Dre-Maseed" meaning "Three Mehsuds) i.e.
1) Shaman Khel
2) Bahlolzai
3) Alizai
The genealogy of Mehsud tribe is as under:

Section / Sub-Section / Fraction
Shaman Khel
Badanzai or Badinzai
Qasim Khel
v   Abdul Khel
v   Darri Khel
Ghalib Khel
v   Jamal Khel
v   Pahar Khel
v   Shalil Khel
ü       Par Khel
ü       Rahimdad Khel
ü       Shadi Khel
v   Shodi Khel
v   Maryam Khel
Tappi Khel
v   Boyakai
v   Usman Khel
v   Yusuf Khel
v   Isab Khel

Chahar Khel
Barond Khel
v   Garri Khel
ü       Ali Khan Khel
ü       Shomai
v   Titar Khel
v   Shamai
Hairal Khel
v   Kaka Khel
v   Baba Khel
v   Taji Khel
v   Khoji Khel
v   Jamal Khel
v   Wuji Khel
ü       Numbri Khel
v   Mamal Khel
v   Tal Khan Khel
v   Pir Muhammad Khel
ü       Babri Khel
ü       Malli Khel
Qasim Khel
v   Bangal Khel
v   Sharri Khel
ü       Mauli Khel
ü       Yar Muhammad Khel
v   Nezam Khel
v   Nazim Khel
v   Tori Khel
v   Shah Alam Khel
ü       Ghozi Khel
Zarri Khel
v   Maddi Khel
v   Bijjal Khel
Malla Khel
v   Sher Khan Khel
v   Koi Khel
Datti Khel
v   Kikhai
v   Marki Khel
Kaka Khel
v   Mirwash Khel
Matti Khel
v   Tarki Khel
Baba Khel
v   Mangi Khel
v   Kakhai
v   Shoebai
v   Bakhti Khel
Birri Khel
v   Aidal Khel
v   Hassan Khel
v   Mira Khel
v   Sarie Khel
v   Isa Khel
Khalli Khel
Ali Khel
v   Kemal Khel
v   Landi Khel
v   Sikandar Khel
ü       Jafar Khel
ü       Mansari
ü       Mina Khel
ü       Mirgul Khel
ü       Mirwash Khel
ü       Osak Khel
ü       Shwawan
ü       Uzar Khel
v   Datorai
ü       Rahman Khel
v   Mitha Khel
ü       Manzari Khel
ü       Mirwaz Khel
ü       Wochek Khel
ü       Zakri Khel
Jandi Khel
v   Shaha Khel
v   Sarmashi
ü       Sur Sarmashi
ü       Tor Sarmashi
v   Aka Khel
Nana Khel
Haibat Khel
v   Sher Khel
ü       Gega Khel
Þ      Sarmast Khel
Þ      Sora Khel
ü       Jalal Khel
Þ      Shamsi Khel
Þ      Sher Dari Khel
ü       Momin Khel
ü       Abdul Rahman Khel
Þ      Pirdad Khel
Þ      Mirdad Khel
Þ      Sardari Khel
Þ      Rahimdad Khel
Þ      Karimdad Khel
ü       Talib Khel
ü       Toib Khel
ü       Nekzam Khel
Þ      Batak Khel
Þ      Andak Khel
Þ      Daur Khel
Þ      Hawaz Khel
Þ      Laddi Khel
Þ      Pash
Þ      Sher Ali Khel
v   Khawas Khel
v   Abas Khel
ü       Kadir Khel
ü       Rustam Khel
Urmar Khel
Umar Khel
v   Durmur Khel
v   Nasir hel
v   Bakhti Khel
v   Sherin Khel
ü       Kasim Khel
Abdur Rahman Khel
v   Rahimdad Khel
ü       Shahbeg Khel
ü       Shobak Khel
ü       Shomar Khel
ü       Raji Khel
Þ      Lali Khel
Þ      Shamir Khel
Þ      Tagul Khel
v   Mirdad Khel
ü       Soda Khel
ü       Wali Khel
v   Karimdad Khel
ü       Khoja Khel
v   Pirdad Khel
ü       Malikdad Khel
ü       Nazik Khel
ü       Sherbeg Khel
Jalal Khel
v   Shiraz Khel
ü       Baba Khel
ü       Kuli Khel
v   Shami Khel
ü       Mirab Khel (or Mirat Khel)
Þ      Zarmar Khel
ü       Mira Khel
Þ      Shaman Khel
ü       Sandra Khel
Þ      Khwazi Khel
Þ      Tara Khel
v   Chahar Khel
v   Mamaras Khel
v   Mir Khanai
v   Monda Khel
v   Kharri Khel
v   Ali Khanai
ü       Karach Khel
Aimal Khel
v   Pinza Plara
ü       Abas Khel
ü       Ghozikai
ü       Kemat Khel
ü       Nasri Khel
ü       Salimkai
v   Shamak Khel
ü       Azdi Khel
ü       Gunna Khel
ü       Zarif Khel
v   Lalli Khel
ü       Wali Dad Khel
Þ      Badar Khel
Þ      Gula Khel
Þ      Katal Khel
Þ      Mianir Khel
ü       Torang Khel
Þ      Torang Khel
Þ      Malang Khel
Nazar Khel
v   Aziz Khel
ü       Manzar Khel
Þ      Momin Khel
Þ      Shabi Khel
ü       Pat Khel
ü       Shahi Khel
Þ      Khal Khel
Þ      Mir Khan Khel
v   Kharmach Khel
ü       Banga Khel
ü       Hasan Khel
ü       Khan Khel
Þ      Tor Khel
ü       Khuni Khel
ü       Zargar Khel
ü       Mamia Khel
Þ      Taji Khel
Þ      Zarki Khel
v   Khoidadai
ü       Langar Khel
ü       Babar Khel
Þ      Payamir Khel
ü       Almar Khel
ü       Saddar Khel
Þ      Saddar Khel
Þ      Katti Khel
Þ      Landi Khel
Þ      Mir Khan Khel
v   Bizodai
ü       Bahlol Khel
ü       Mian Khel
ü       Panji Khel
ü       Shahbaz Khel
v   Bakshai
v   Ismail Khel
v   Kamal Khel
v   Laus or Lios Khel
v   Karon Khel
v   Karon
ü       Khanai Khel
ü       Shabia Khel
v   Boyi Khel
ü       Baba Khel
ü       Masti Khel
ü       Shakhal Khel
Bojia Khel
v   Shoi Khel
v   Sultan Khel
v   Jabar Khel
Kharmach Khel
v   Haibach Khel
v   Musa Khel
v   Sanzar Khel
v   Jalal Khel
Urmar Khel
Mami or Mamia Khel
v   Wali Khel
Waji Khel
v   Kharmach Khel
ü       Kamar Khel
ü       Shabak Khel
ü       Shabia Khel
v   Biblai
v   Wujji Khel
v   Bijji Khel
v   Urmar Khel
Band Khel
Hakim Khel
v   Naurang Khel
Nasri or Narsi Khel
Shakki Khel
Titi Khel
Usman Khel
Aikam Khel
Alizai  (also called Potia Khel)
Shabi Khel
v   Marobi (Mullah Pawindah belonged to this section)
v   Surat Khel
ü       Jangi Khel
v   Mirza Khel
v   Ahmad Khel
v   Moghalgai
v   Darya Khel
ü       Pais Khel
ü       Potia Khel
v   Tarki Khel
v   Usman Khan Khel
v   Kamal Khel
v   Bacha Khel
v   Baryam Khel
ü       Sher Khel
v   Moghal Khel
v   Makbal Khel
ü       Haidar Khel
ü       Khaus Khel
v   Baya Khel
v   Mirkha Khel
v   Khiddi Khel
v   Bangash Khel
v   Daudi Khel
v   Ibrahim Khel
ü       Sini Khel
ü       Tajal Khel
ü       Bangash Khel
Þ      Khali Khel
Þ      Zaria Khel
v   Khaiddar Khel
v   Umar Khel
ü       Lekhi Khel
Khan Khel
v   Khan Khel
v   Khojkai
Palli Khel
v   Shumi Khel
ü       Dhanni Khel
ü       Bahadur Khel
ü       Khun Khel
ü       Pari Khel
ü       Garerai
Þ      Khan Khel
Þ      Maresal
Þ      Marsai
Þ      Mogi Khel
Þ      Shahabudin Khel
Þ      Sheikhai
Þ      Shobakai
ü       Machi Khel
Þ      Alam Khan Khel
Þ      Mised Khel (A big section of Alizai Mehsud)
Þ      Mamit Khel
Þ      Muhammad Khel
v   Dachi Khel
ü       Kanjrai
ü       Dargai
ü       Gurri Khel
Þ      Biland Khel
Þ      Dhanni Khel
Þ      Karim Khel
Þ      Karmi Khel
Þ      Saba Khel
ü       Salimi Khel
Þ      Kissadin Khel
Þ      Gajji Khel
Þ      Madda Khel
Þ      Nawar Khel
ü       Mal Khel
Þ      Walid Khel
Þ      Rajji Khel
v   Shamerai
ü       Gurri Khel
ü       Hasan Khel
ü       Kharmach Khel
ü       Poi Khel
Þ      Kajrai
Gidi Khel
v   Khoedad Khel
ü       Barumi Khel
Þ      Daulat Khel
Þ      Sho Muhammad Khel
ü       Kahi Khel
ü       Chund Khel
ü       Nikarrab Khel
Þ      Ali Muhammad Khel
Þ      Shekh Barid Khel
Þ      Umar Khel
Þ      Zargar Khel
ü       Langar Khel
Þ      Abdul Khel (includes Kotar Khel etc)
Þ      Isagai Khel
v   Khamar Khel
ü       Faridai
Þ      Amzal Khel
Þ      Batti Khel
v   Wazirgai
ü       Makhi Khel
ü       Zamani Khel
v   Batkai
v   Targadai
v   Paridai
v   Kai Khel
v   Langar Khel
ü       Nikarab Khel
ü       Abdul Khel
Þ      Salimonai
v   Gurri Khel
v   Tarkai
v   Khojrai
Malik Dinai
v   Abdul Widanai
v   Monkhel
v   Aizekachkai
v   Shatkai
v   Taghikai
v   Kira Khel
Minor Tribes living with Mehsuds
o        Burki
o        Khekani
o        Khurm Chani
o        Mula Tanri
o        Bekasi
o       Jaranri
A tribe of Syeds living among the Mehsuds. They have a language and customs of their own, and are probably descendants of the original inhabitants of this area.


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"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team.


  1. Your comments about the people of Syeds seem to me to be wrong on the basis that the Syeds consider themselves as people of Arab decendents thus they are not the orignal inhabitants of this area.

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  3. thnak you for your precious information. keep it up

  4. masha Allah masha Allah

  5. Masha Allah Masha Allah.... great information, thank yew.

  6. You are missing a sub-tribe name gualet khel belong to Abdurahman khel tribe. Add that info as well. Very nice information and in detail. Thanks

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