Babuzai (Pashtun tribe)

For other uses, see Babuzai (disambiguation).

Babuzai (also spelled: Babozai)(Pashto: بابوزي) is a Pashtun tribe mostly living in District Swat, Shangla and in District Mardan.

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Babuzai is named after Babu (Often called: Baizai). There is a tradition among Pashtuns that they name the tribe after the name of that person from whom the clan or tribe has been initiated, the descendant are named after their first ancestor.[1] for instance, Babu is the name of a person, his descendant until now are called Babuzai.

The history of Pashtuns, which starts from talut, we know about the history of clans of Pashtuns tribes after Qais Abdur Rashid very well.[2][3]

Qais had four sons viz, Sarbani (سربڼي), Bettani (بېټني), Ghurghakhti (غرغښتي) and Karlani (کرلاڼي).[4]

The largest of the Pashtuns tribe is Surban, which have approximately 150 sub branches.[5]

Sarbanr have Yusufzai in his family tree. Yusufzai tribe was because of a Pashtun named Yousaf. Yousaf have five sons. Named:

  1. Esa
  2. Musa
  3. Torya
  4. Mali
  5. Aku

Aku have then 2 wives. Named: Gauhari & Rani. Gauhari have three sons named:

  1. Khwaja
  2. Bazid
  3. Aba

Aba had a son named babu (or Bauzi or Baizi), The descendant of babu and their descendant further forming a tribe were called Babuzai. Babuzai also have sub branches which are:.[6]

Aka Maruf confederacy include:[8] Haqdad Khel, Mazid Khel etc.

Bami Khel confederacy include:[9] Musa Khel, Burhan Khel, Mir Khel, Usman Khel, Langar Khel, Bibal Khel, Fateh Khan Khel, Dawlat Khel, Esa Khel etc.


They are mostly living in District Swat, Tehsil Puran and Ghurband of Distt Shangla & in District Mardan. Mardan have one town named Babozai. Swat have Tehsil named Babuzai. This is the reason because Pashtun tribe Babuzai people are living.

See also


  1. Glatzer, Bernt (2002). "The Pashtun Tribal System" (PDF). New Delhi: Concept Publishers. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. Dawn, The cradle of Pathan culture, by Alauddin Masood, 4 April 2004.
  3. Niamatullah's history of the Afghans, Volume 1, Niʻmat Allāh, Nirod Bhusan Roy, Santiniketan Press, 1958, pg. 5.
  4. Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  6. MJ Siyal, Da Pokhtano Qabilo Shajarey, Published: 1986, P:85
  7. Yad Latif, Pukhtana Qabily Opejanai, p:16,18,49
  8. Yad Latif, Pukhtana Qabily Opejanai, p:16,18
  9. Yad Latif, Pukhtana Qabily Opejanai, p:49

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