Utmankhel (Pashto: اتمان‌خېل) a Pashtun tribe present in Pakistan, with substantial numbers in Afghanistan.[1] They lie between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. The Utmankhels mostly living in Malakand, Bajawar, Mohmand, Lower Dir, Mardan and Orakzai. The Utmankhel are Pashtuns, part of the Karlani tribal confederacy, who fought against British and Mughals emperors in Pakhtunkhwa.The British regarded the Utmankhel tribesmen as “warlike” peoples and one of the Martial Race.The Utmankhel are a tall, stout and fair race, but their dress and general customs have been assimilated by the neighbouring peoples of Bajuar. Utmankhels speak the same dialect of Pashtu called Peshawari/Northeastern Pashto.

اتمان خیل‎
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Related ethnic groups
Karlani Pashtun and other tribes.

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  1. ^ "www.utmankhel.com". Utmankhel in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Introduction, history, culture and society.
  2. ^ Talwar, Bhagat Ram (1976). The Talwars of Pathan Land and Subhas Chandra's Great Escape. ISBN 9780883868485.


  • A-H. McMahon and A.D.G. Ramsay Report on the Tribes of Dir, Swat and Bajour together with the Utmankhel and Sam Ranizai, reprint 1981, p. 27. Henceforth McMahon and Ramsay

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