Index of tribes in the 19th century

Tribes Index

How does it work ?

This is a name index to a number of 19th century sources about Kurdish, Arabic and Turkmen tribes in the Eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

For an explanation on the sources click on the source name, clicking on the page number, brings you to the relevant page of the source, where the tribe is mentioned.

No attempt has been made to change or standardize the spelling of the tribe names. The original names of the districts mentioned in the sources are also retained.

For more information see here

Sources currently included:

Lamb 1901; Maunsell 1899;  Maunsell 1904; Sykes 1908 (not reproduced here because of copyright restrictions)

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Kais (Ghess) (Arab) (Urfa District) Maunsell 1904: 18

Kalendelan (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904: 7

Kalendelan (Dersim) Sykes 1908: 471 (C, 1M)

Kara Papak Saraili (Lamb 1901: 2)

Karabanli (Dersim) Sykes 1908: 468 (Sec. B,31F)

Karabeighan (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 9

Karabuz (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  18

Karachor (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 10

Karagechi (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904:  6

Karagetch (Siverek, Diyarbekir) Sykes 1908: 472 (C, 2)

Karaterzili (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 2

Karchikan (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Kashanli (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 2

Kathokan (subdivision of Alikanli, Diarbekr District)

Kebranli (subdivision of Modeki, Western Bitlis District)

Kechan (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Kechel Ushaghi (subdivision of Lertik, Dersim Kurds); Kechel (near Palu) Sykes 1908: 467 (Sec. B,31B)

Kedak ("south of Peru" = probably Peri/ Çarsancak, now in Elazığ province) Sykes 1908: 467 (B,24)

Kelesh (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 10

Kemanli (subdivision of Chareg, Dersim Kurds)

Kerasourli (Erzurum) Lamb 1901

Kerjos (subdivision of Dekshuri, Torabdin District)

Kersanli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 17

Keshkolan (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 13

Ketan (subdivision of Kharan, Dersim Kurds)

Keyburan (Motki, Bitlis) Sykes 1908: 466 (B, 20A)

Kezhan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Khahova (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 3

Khalilanli (subdivision of Jibranli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Khalilbeghi (subdivision of Mahalleni, Tor Abdin District)

Kharan (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 17

Kharzanli (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 13

Khatun Oghli [S of Yozgat, Central Anatiolia] Sykes 1908: 482 (F, 7A)

Khatuni (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 19

Khazali (subdivision of Bosikan) ("between Kabilcevaz and Muş" = Sasun) Sykes 1908: 464 (B15)

Kherikan (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Khesarka (subdivision of Rashkotanli, Diarbekr District)

Khian (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Khiarta, see Erikli (Motki, Bitlis)

Khiazili (subdivision of Kerasourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Khidra (subdivision of Mazidagh Kurds, Diarbekr District)

Khidrasor (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 3

Khidrki (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Khistik (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Khormeg (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 17

Khoun (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 9

Khormakli (subdivision of Keresourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Kiavi (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 3

Kiki (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904: 6

Kiki Cherekan (subdivision of Kiki, Mardin District)

Kiki Khalejan (subdivision of Kiki, Mardin District)

Kilijli (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 2

Kirghanli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 18

Kizkanli (subdivision of Keresourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Kiumur Kiavi (subdivision of Kiavi, Western Malatya District)

Kirant (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 19

Koch Ushaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 17

Kordikan (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Kosanli (subdivision of Modeki, Western Bitlis District)

Kulianli (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Kulpli (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Kumnakshan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Kumsor (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 17

Kurai Sinsille (subdivision of Dekshuri, Torabdin District)

Kuran (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Kusan (Motki, Bitlis) Sykes 1908: 466 (B, 20C)

Kurejik (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  4

Kureshanli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17

Kurian ("between Kabilcevaz and Muş" = Sasun) Sykes 1908: 464 (B19)

Kurne (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  2

Kuzlichan (Dersim) Sykes 1908: 468 (B,31K)

Kuzlichan (Diyarbekir, no precise loc supplied) Sykes 1908: 464 (B10)

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