The Utman Khel or Utmankhel (Pashto اتمان خیل) are a Pashtun tribe who occupy the hills to the north of Peshawar in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. They lies between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. The inhabit the Lower Dir. 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.The prominent leader of utmankhel in Bajaur is Malik Fida Mohammad of Kulala, Tehsil utmankhel.


It is wrongly believed that they `ve defeated Sikandar Azam and compelled him on agreement with them. The British conducted military campaigns against them in 1852, 1879 and 1898.[1]

Family tree

There are some subtribes of uthman khel, they are as under.

  1. Mandal (elder son of Utman)
  2. Gory (گوری)
  3. Muttaki/Mataki/Mutaki (متكى)
  4. Sarni Khel
  5. Ali Khel
  6. Utman zai
  7. Ibrahim Kheil
  8. Raja khel
  9. Najeem khel
  10. Mamat khel
  11. Aghdad khel
  12. Ali Zai
  13. Baru Khel (باروخيل)
  14. Boota Khel
  15. Bazai
  16. Mubarak khel
  17. Ismail Kheil
  18. Umar Kheil
  19. Khumar Kheil
  20. Kamal Khel
  21. Toori Khel
  22. Sarkani Khel
  23. Sikandar
  24. Ali Zi
  25. Shamozi > sarkani khel > samen khel. (شموزی ، سرکانی خيل ، سمين خيل)
  26. Aseel
  27. Sanee zee

Outside parental area

The Sikandar Khel are living in Bannu, Peshawar, Akora Khattak and Kohat, they are very strict in Women Parda and fomuse for Business. The Baru Khel, boota khel and umar khel tribes are living in prang ghar and charsadda area, the boota khel and Baru Khel tribe is the most educated tribe in the Utman khel. Sarkani khel are living in agra malakand agency , arrang bajwar agency, mano deeri qazafi , rabat mandish lower dir, timergara lower Dir, khar bajwar talash, sanee zee live in Totai and joining areas and sarkanikhel sub tribe Samenkhel are living in arrang, khar, bajwar agency, malaknd agency, Mandish ,rabat, lower Dir. peshawar, parhoti mardan, dargai. they are very strict in Women Parda and are very religious, truthful, Honest, sample, people, rich, and famous for business.


  1. Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Utman Khel". Encyclopædia Britannica. 30 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 825–829.
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