Zadran (Pashtun tribe)

The Zadran (Pashto: ځدراڼ dzadrāṇ; pronounced dzādroṇ in Khost-Paktia dialect), also spelled Dzadran or Jadran, is a Pashtun tribe that inhabits the Loya Paktia region in southeastern Afghanistan (Khost, Paktia, and Paktika provinces) and parts of Waziristan in neighboring Pakistan. "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the Khost, Paktya, and Paktika provinces."[1][2][3][4]

The Zadran are a branch of the Karlani tribal confederacy.[5]

See also


  1. Paktia Executive Summary on
  2. Paktika Executive Summary on
  3. Khost Executive Summary on
  4. "Afghan power brokers: Playing the tribal loyalty card". Christian Science Monitor. 2002-06-10. Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  5. Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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