Jadoon tribe

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Jadoon tribe
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The Jadoon (Pashto: ږدون,ګدون) are a Pashtun tribe residing mostly in the Abbottabad and Haripur of the Hazara Division, and partly in the Swabi district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1][2][3]


In 1841 J. Forbes and John William Kaye said the following with reference to the Jadoons who lived in the tribal areas outside the limits of British India.[4]

The Jadoons are not British subjects, though they inhabit a portion of the district called Hazara. They inhabit a portion of the frontier below, that is south of the Hussanzye tribe, lying on the right bank of the Indus, and opposite to the British town of Torbeyla. Westward their territory extends till it meets the higher ranges of the Hindoo Koosh. The Mahabun mountain, with its dense forest, lies within their boundary, and the whole tract is wild and rugged in an almost inconceivable degree. Though the Jadoons accompanied the Yoosufzyes when they descended from Kabool in the fifteenth century, and conquered and occupied the valley of Peshawaur, they claim to have an independent origin, and are separate from the Yoosufzyes. The Jadoons have spread into the neighbouring district of Hazara, and now form one of the strongest tribes of that province, occupying the central portion; their villages lying from 1,500 to 6,000 feet above the plains of the Indus.[4]

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  1. ^ Bergen, Peter; Tiedemann, Katherine (4 January 2013). Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion. Oxford University Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-19-998677-4.
  2. ^ Charlotte Hille (6 May 2020). Jadoon tribe. BRILL. ISBN 9789004415485. Retrieved 15 December 2022 – via Clans and Democratization: Chechnya, Albania, Afghanistan and Iraq via Google Books website (Clans, Tribes and their Locality) page 247.
  3. ^ Steinberg, S. (29 December 2016). The Statesman's Year-Book: Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1954. Springer. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-230-27083-1.
  4. ^ a b Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for the British and Foreign India, China, and Australasia. Vol.XXXV-New Series, May–August, 1841
  • "Tazkara Sarfaroshan e Sarhad" by Muhammad Shafi Sabir.
  • "The Jadoons" by Sultan Khan Jadoon (2001).
  • Sir Olaf Caroe, his book "The Pathans".
  • "Afghan" by Muhammad Asif Fitrat