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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Mahal (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Mahalleni (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 11

Mahmedi (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 13

Mahmuda (subdivision of Mazidagh Kurds, Diarbekr District)

Makhani [NW of Tuzgölü, Central Anatolia] Sykes 1908: 481 (F, 7B)

Maksoudanli (subdivision of Jibranli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Maksud Usaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  16

Malabedran (subdivision of Atmanik/Atmanekan, Western Bitlis District)

Malachelikan (subdivision of Atmanik/Atmanekan, Western Bitlis District)

Maladume (subdivision of Atmanik/Atmanekan, Western Bitlis District)

Malakaro (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Malakhize (subdivision of Atmanik/Atmanekan, Western Bitlis District)

Malasersam (subdivision of Atmanik/Atmanekan, Western Bitlis District)

Malashamdin (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Malasheko (Western Bitlis District) Maunsell 1904:  14

Mamanli (subdivision of Jibranli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Mamekanli (subdivision of Jibranli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Markesh (Western Bitlis District) Maunsell 1904:  15

Maskan (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17

Mazidagh Kurds (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  8

Mazi Daghi (subdivision of Mazidagh Kurds, Diarbekr District)

Meamra (subdivision of Tai Arabs, Torabdin District)

Mehrani (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  7

Melali (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  2

Melkishan (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 14

Mekur (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  7

Memam (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904:  12

Mendan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Mendelkani (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904: 7

Mendika (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904:  20

Merdesi (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  4

Mermandli (subdivision of Modeki, Western Bitlis District)

Merto (subdivision of Jambeg, Western Malatya District)

Meshkinli (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904:  7

Mestekanli (subdivision of Alikanli, Diarbekr District)

Metaranan (subdivision of Nerib, Diarbekr District)

Metehuta (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 20

Metina (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Mezizakh (subdivision of Hawerki, Torabdin District)

Mezre (subdivision of Kharan, Dersim Kurds)

Midiatli (subdivision of Dekshuri, Torabdin District)

Mihrka (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904:  20

Mikhikanli (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Milianli (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Milekunk (subdivision of Nerib, Diarbekr District)

Milli (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904:  5

Milli, Central (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Milli (Osmancık) Sykes 1908: 481 (F, 3)

Miran, or Chukhsor (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Miran, Central (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Mirsinan (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904:  7

Mirzanli (Dersim) Sykes 1908: 468

Modeki, Motikan

- Modeki (Western Bitlis District) Maunsell 1904:  15

- Modeki, Motikan (Motki, Bitlis) Sykes 1908: 465 (B20)

Molikan (subdivision of Rushvan, Western Malatya District)

Muakaan (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Muradan (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)

Musa, Musi

- Musa (according to Maunsell subdivision of the Malasheko, Sasun, Western Bitlis District)

- Musi [Sasun] Sykes 1908: 464 (B12)

Musereshan (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Musikan (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  13

Muwali (Arab) (Urfa District) Maunsell 1904:  19

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