The Zazi (Pashto: ځاځی; plur. ځاځي), also spelled Zazai, or Jaji, is a Karlani Pashtun 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
- 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.
- Qutbuddin Hilal, Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan during the period of Mujahideen (Gulbuddin Hekmatyar) and member of Hezbi Islami from Zazi Maidan district.
- Nabi Misdaq, founder of BBC Pashto service.
- Najibullah Zazi (born 1985), Afghan-born man imprisoned in the USA for terrorist offenses; father is Mohammed Wali Zazi.