The Zazi (Pashto: ځاځی; plur. ځاځي‎), also spelled Zazai, or Jaji, is a KarlaniPashtun tribe. Zazi is a (Pashtun tribe) which falls under the Karlani tribe of the Pashtuns. They are found in Paktia and Khost provinces of Afghanistan, but also have a small presence in Kabul and Baghlan in that country 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: Many of the Jaji tribe have lived in Kurram in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan for centuries.

Notable Zazi