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)

website of Jelle Verheij, historian


Abbas Usaghi (subdivision of Lertik, Dersim Kurds)

Abbas Usaghi ─░xor (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 18

Abbasinli (Dersim) Sykes p.468 (Sec. B, 31H)

Abdelanli (subdivision of Chareg, Dersim Kurds)

Abessa (subdivision of Mazidagh Kurds, Diarbekr District)

Abu Asi (subdivision of Tai Arabs, Torabdin District)

Abu Assaf (Arab) (Urfa District) Maunsell 1904: 19

Abu Maria (subdivision of Tai Arabs, Torabdin District)

Abu Tahir (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 9

Adamatli (subdivision of Haideranli, Erzurum Lamb 1901

Aduwan Arabs (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

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

Ahekan (subdivision of Alikanli, Diarbekr District)

Aivalu (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 3

Alanli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904 : 17

Aldakhi (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 20

Alian (subdivision of Nerib, Diarbekr District)

Alian Kurds (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904:12

Alika (subdivision of Hawerki, Torabdin District)

Alikan (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Alikanli (Diarbekr District)) Maunsell 1904: 8

Alikanli (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 13

Alkhan (subdivision of Kharan, Dersim Kurds)

Al Khassli (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 3

Alwan (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Amergan (Tor Abdin District) Maunsell 1904:  11

Arel (subdivision of Dersimli, Erzurum)

Areli (subdivision of Chareg, Dersim Kurds)

Areli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17

Arnas (subdivision of Dekshuri, Torabdin District)

Ashita (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  10

Ashuranli (subdivision of Lertik, Dersim Kurds)

Ashmishat, Ashmishart

- Ashmishat (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  9

- Ashmishart (no location given) Sykes 1908: 467 (B,25)

Aslan Usaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  16

Atmalu (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  3

Atmanik or Atmenakan (Western Bitlis District) Maunsell 1904:  15

Atmanakin (Ankara) Sykes 1908: 482 (F, 16)

Ayyib (subdivision of Jambeg, Western Malatya District)

Aznaour Kurds (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904:  12