Chamkani (Pashtun tribe)

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The Chamkani (Pashto: څمکنيtsamkanī), also transliterated as Tsamkani or Samkani, is a Pashtun tribe 4th son of Ghoryakhel confederation. They are mainly based in Tsamkani District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan, but can also be found in Kurram District, which is called para Chamkani, and the Chamkani neighborhood of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

They took part in the frontier battles 1897, and during the Tirah campaign of that year a brigade under General Gaselee was sent to punish them.[1]


  1. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chamkani". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.