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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Sahiya (subdivision of Karagechi, Mardin District)

Sakuskaghe (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  1

Salan (subdivision of Dersimli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Salika (subdivision of Mazidagh Kurds, Diarbekr District)

Samoka (Jebel Sinjar) Maunsell 1904: 19

Saour (Tor Abdin District) Maunsell 1904: 11

Sarhi, Sarmi

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

- Sarmi [Sasun] Sykes 1908: 464 (B13)

Sartan (near Ras-el-Ain) Sykes 1908: 471 (C, 1V)

Sayyah Arabs (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Shawak (Dersim) Sykes 1908: 468 (Sec. B. 31C)

Seidan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Seidan (subdivision of Hawerki, Torabdin District)

Seidanli (subdivision of Jibranli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Senemoghlu Ormaghe (subdivision of Kurne, Western Malatya District)

Sivan (Diarbekr District Maunsell 1904:  9

Shadi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17

Shahkenideresi (subdivision of Dersimli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Shahvelanli (subdivision of Chareg, Dersim Kurds, Maunsell 1904)

Shakh (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Shamusaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  15

Shaykh Bezeini (Boyabat) Sykes 1908: 481 (F, 4)

Shedili (subdivision of Kerasourli, Erzurum, Lamb 1901)

Sheikhan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Sheikhan (subdivision of Karagechi, Mardin District)

Sheikhdodanli (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904: 7

Sheikhdodanli (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  13

Sheikhikan (subdivision of Rashkotanli, Diarbekr District)

Sheinguk (subdivision of Nerib, Diarbekr District)

Shekian (subdivision of Kharan, Dersim Kurds)

Shemsikanli (subdivision of Sinamenli, Western Malatya District)

Sherabi (subdivision of Tai Arabs, Torabdin District)

Sherkia (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Sheveli [NE of Ankara] Sykes 1908: 481 (F, 5)

Shiro (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  1

Sibkanli (Erzurum) Lamb 1901

Silwanli (Eastern Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  13

Sinamenli (Western Malatya District) Maunsell 1904:  1

Sineka (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  8

Sipiki (Erzurum) Lamb 1901

Sirokh (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 14

Sivganli (Erzurum) Lamb 1901

Slivan [no location supplied) Sykes 1908: 466 (B, 22)

Slopi or Sulupi (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904:  12

Sperti (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Sulikan (Sairt District) Maunsell 1904: 14

Sulupi or Slopi (Torabdin District) Maunsell 1904: 12

Suranli (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17

Surkichi (Tor Abdin District) Maunsell 1904:  11

Sur Ushaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  17