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


Chakali (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 4

Chalika (subdivision of Rashkotanli, Diarbekr District)

Chai Kessen (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 9

Chaoush (subdivision of Jambeg, Western Malatya District)

Chaputan (subdivision of Karagechi, Mardin District)

Chareg (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904: 16

Cheli Merdesi (subdivision of Merdesi, Western Malatya District)

Chelik (subdivision of Hawerki, Torabdin District)

Chemika (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Cherikanli (subdivision of Dersimli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901

Chiaresk (subdivision of Bujakh, Mardin District)

Chighrishanli (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Chilka (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 20

Chocheli (subdivision of Atmalu, Western Malatya District)

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

Chuvan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)