Khel (Pashto: خیل) are sub-tribes of Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.[1][2] The title of the tribe ends in Zai and its sub-tribe name ends in Khel. Khel is also a common final element in the names of villages in Afghanistan and in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, such as Darra Adam Khel.

Some of the clans of Pashtun tribes:

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  1. ^ Sebastian Karotemprel; Dipali G. Danda (1 April 1984). The Tribes of northeast India. Firma KLM. p. 146. ISBN 9780836411355.
  2. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province: L.-Z. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. 1 January 1997. p. 242. ISBN 978-81-85297-70-5.