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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 823 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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UTMAN KHEL, a Pathan tribe who occupy the hills to the north of Peshawar in the North-West Frontier Province of India. Their country lies between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. They claim to be descendants of Baba tTtman, who accompanied Mahmud of Ghazni in his' expedition into India in 997. The Utman Khel are a tall, stout and fair race, but in their dress and general customs have assimilated themselves to the neighbouring peoples of Bajour. They have none of the vices of the Yusafzais. Their country is very hilly and difficult, but well cultivated in terraces. They number some 40,000, and their fighting strength is about- 8000 men. British expeditions were necessary against them in 1852, 1878 and 1898.
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UTILITARIANISM (Lat. utilis, useful)

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The utmankhel tribe is cosisting on Tehsil Utman Khel and Tehsil Barang of Bajaur Agency. some of them are also in the jurisdiction of Tehsil Khar and Tehsil Salarzai. the Utman Khel tribe is comprising on many sub tribes as Sarkani Khel, Sani Khel, Umar Khel and painda khel. many more people also related to unconcerned tribes and they act as barbers, Molvies, Pot Makkers and blacksmiths. the utmnakhl are comprising on villages Matako, Kolala, BANDAGAI. mano Dehrai, Hayatai, Ali Zai, MANDAL, Barang, and Arang areas. the people of Utman khel are hard working and they are brave too. the greatest of the aconomy of Utman Khel is depending on labouring and many of the peoples working hardly in their fields. the peoples are labouring in various parts of the contry and all over the world as well. the education level in utman khel is greater than many other tribes of FATA. the govt: have provided the people with schools where the children (boys/girls) are geting eduction. moreover, due to low attension of Govt: many of the people not getting proper resources of tretment. and there is no facilities of many other needs to the people of this area this area and they needs attension in all aspects of life.
Mandal is the elder son of Utman khel and must mention this subcast when discuss this cast.
Mandal, sub cast of utmankhel is living in Timergara as well in the area of Shaikhan and comprise of 5000 population. They are the decendents of Abdur Rahim Khan, known as Toar Baba.
i also belong to utman khel tribe of prang ghar mohmand agency.i want to the recognition of my tribe in all over the world.i m a student of mechanical in engineering university peshawar khyber pukhtoonkhw.
A sizeable population of utman khel tribe lives in the foot hills of malakand in Mardan disrict. There are seven villages in the Katlang tehsil of Mardan District which belong to utman khel tribe. These villages are "Kohi barmol, Kharkai,Ghazi baba,Pipal,sangahu,Mian Khan". They have kept thier separate identity in the Yousaf zai dominated area. They are brave and hard working people. The literacy rate has increased significantly and insha Allah they will have a bright future.
i have no comment but any one have the full information of utman khail plz send it to me on my email address which is i am adnan khan me also utman khail in utman khail i am aba khail now we live in sakhakot malakand i need the information plz if any one send it thanks
I am Muhammad Rafi Khan Utmanzai,I belong to Utmanzai tribe and we live in Haripur Hazara NWFP. We are livinging in many villiges of Khalabat,Terbella,taloker,Jama, dervash and many more,our numbers are in many thousands at the moment,and we mostly know our tribe relatives and we kept our identity and grace and pathan tradations but most of us speaks Hinkoo,which is local langue in Hazari Division.
Hey buddies. I am abrar and belong to Muttaki subtribe of Utman khel.According to my grand father we belongess to Kimore hills of Arang barang.There our decendents lived in a casale. then our enemayes kill all our male people..and the remaining women migrated to mattako a place in Bajawar Dir lower.There a woman birth a child.and we are decendent of that child. Please any buddy belongs to Utman khel visit my page on facebook and take part in the discusion also i want to collect data about Utman khel.Any buddy want to help me plz e;mail me on
asalmu alakkum wronu i m javed can any body tell do in afgahnistan utmankhels live and in which parts of afghanistan they live
Utmankhail basically migrated from afghanistan in the very past called by yousafzai the uncle of utmankhel tribe for battle with mughal when the battle was win by them the uncle ask to utman lets get your choice of getting land as a gift utman look around the hills of the particular area of kohibarmo was suggested as in these days that area was greem therefore all utman remain living near hills
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