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MAMUND

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 534 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAMUND, a Pathan tribe and valley on the Peshawar border of the North-West Frontier Province of India. The Mamunds live partly in Bajour and partly in Afghan territory, due north of the Mohmands, a much larger tribe, with whom they must not be confounded. They are one of the clans of the Tarkanis (q.v.), and number 6000 fighting men; they gave much trouble during the Chitral Campaign in 1895, and again during the Mohmand Expedition in 1897 they inflicted severe losses upon General Jeffrey's brigade. (See MOHMAND.)
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Mamund/Mamoond a Pathan/Afghan tribe divided by Durand line presently exists in Bajour agency,Pashtoonistan and half of them in Kunar province, Afghanistan,where they are the maority of Kunar province, according to governmental statistics their number is 100000 in Kunar and 100000 in Bajour, the both sides have close relations, they are like one body, they help one another if any problem arises.they are physically strong and brave people, they love guests, they like guests more than any other Pathan tribe.
The Mamoond/Mamund tribe belongs to Tarkani Pashtoons, they are famous for jirgas (A Pathani tradition for solving problems), reception, Ashar etc. They are at both sides of the Durand line in Bajaor and in Kunar province, specially in Manawara district. the main tribal leaders in Afghan side are: Malak Haji Bakhtyar, Haji Mohammad Aalim, Haji Dost Mohammad, Haji Hazrat Rahman, Haji Abdul Qaher, Naaser Khan etc.
Director of triabl affires, Nations, and bounders of kunar Haji Dost Mohammad khan Mamund is the curent tribal leadr of kunar province
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