Wazirs

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Wazirs

 

a Pushtun tribe living between the Kurram and Gumal rivers in Pakistan (Waziristan). The population is es- timated at between 400,000 and 500,000. The chief occupa- tion is animal husbandry. The Wazirs have retained many features of military tribal organization.

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