Ghilzai

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Ghilzai

 

one of the largest groups of Afghan tribes. It includes over 1,500,000 people (1967, estimate). The Ghilzai inhabit the Ghazni Highlands and the western slope of the Sulaiman Range in southern Afghanistan. Some of the Ghilzai are still nomadic cattle-raisers, and they have retained vestiges of patriarchal social relationships. The Ghilzai took an active part in the struggle against the English aggressors during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The probability of the identity of the Khilijis and Ghilzais is obvious, and the question touches others regarding the origin of the Afghans; but it does not seem to have been gone into.
ghilzai "Afganistan'da unlu ve guclu bir kabilenin adi".
But in 1842 the troops were forced to retreat from Kabul and were then massacred by the Ghilzais in the Kyber Pass.
Es un pueblo indo-europeo dividido en numerosos grupos y subgrupos, entre los cuales predominan los duranis, que viven en la parte occidental del pais, en la region de Kandahar y en el valle de Helmand; los ghilzais, instalados en la regiones orientales; varias tribus montanesas, como los khatak, los shinwari o los afridi, que gozan de una cierta autonomia.