The Zazi (Pashto: ځاځی; plur. ځاځي‎), also spelled Zazai, or Jaji, is a Ghilji Pashtun tribe. They are found in Paktia and Khost provinces of Afghanistan, as well as Kurram Valley of Pakistan, but also have a small presence in Kabul and Baghlan in Afghanistan as well.

Ethnicity and geography

The Zazi are similar to the Turi, except that the Zazi are Sunni Muslims. The tribe is inhabited in four major geographic locations in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

  • Aryob Zazi: in Paktia province
  • Maidan Zazi: district in Khost province
  • Kwarma (Kurram) Zazi: Kurram Agency in the Federally Administed Tribal Areas

Notable Zazi

See also