Khattak

The Khattak (Pashto: خټک‎, Urdu: خٹک‎), or Khatak, is a Pashtun tribe, which speaks a variant of the softer Kandahari Pashto. The Khattaks are settled along the western bank of the Indus River from as north upwards as Lund Khwar, Sher Garh and near Malakand, to south through Karak District. Across the Durand line, a smaller number of Khattaks are scattered in Kandahar, Ghazni, Logar and Khost in Afghanistan. The historic capital of the Khattaks is Akora Khattak, a town 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of the provincial capital, Peshawar.

A warrior poet by the name of Khushal Khan Khattak (1613–1690) belonged to this tribe, and his contributions to Pashto literature are considered as classic texts. They have been translated into numerous languages. The Khattaks have high literacy rates in comparison to other Pashtun tribes having achieved positions of influence throughout history.

Read more about Khattak:  Theory of Descent From Israelites, Theory of Descent From The Greeks, Afridi and Khattak History, Demographics, Lund Khwar

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