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.

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Sources currently included:

Lamb 1901; Maunsell 1899;  Maunsell 1904; Sykes 1908 (not reproduced here because of copyright restrictions)

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Tai Arabs (Tor Abdin District) Maunsell 1904:  11

Tarnanli (subdivision of Modeki, Western Bitlis District)

Tatawat (Mardin District) Maunsell 1904:  7

Tayyan (subdivision of Chukhsor or Miran, Torabdin District)

Terkan (subdivision of Milli, Mardin District)

Terika, Tirikan

- Terika (Diarbekr District) Maunsell 1904:  10

- Tirikan (Diyarbekir, between Hani and the Euphrates) Sykes 1908: 464 (B9)

Tirikan (Ankara) Sykes 1908: 482 (F, 15)

Topalan (subdivision of Nerib, Diarbekr District)

Topuzusaghi (Dersim Kurds) Maunsell 1904:  16

Turkman (Urfa District) Maunsell 1904:  19

Trakhtan (subdivision of Penjinan, Sairt District)