Bangash - Encyclopedia


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BANGASH, a small tribe of Pathans in the Kohat district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They occupy the hills between Thal and Kohat, and number 3000 fighting men. Formerly they owned the whole of Kurram, but owing to the encroachments of the Turis, they moved to Lower Kurram and eastwards, dispossessed the Orakzais, drove them north and took their territory in the Kohat district, which they now occupy to the west of the Khattak country. The Khattaks and Bangashes are of exceptionally good physique and make excellent soldiers.

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