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


Pasha Kiavi (subdivision of Kiavi, Western Malatya District)

Patikan (subdivision of Keresourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Pechara (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  10

Penjinan (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904:  14

Pinar Ali Kurds (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Pinjari (Sasun, Bitlis) Sykes 1908: 466 (B21)

Pir Musi (Motki, Bitlis) Sykes 1908: 466 (B, 20G)

Piroka (subdivision of Rashkotanli, Diarbekr District)

Pissianli (subdivision of Keresourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Poaran (Eastern Diarbekr District, Ziaret and Zokh) Maunsell 1899; Maunsell 1904:  13

Porgha (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904: 4

Pulan (subdivision of Kharan, Dersim Kurds)