Sadozai (Pashtun tribe)

For the empire founded by the Sadozai, see Durrani Empire. For the Sadozai Baloch tribe of Sistan and Baluchestan Province Iran, see Sadozai (Baloch tribe).

The Sadozai are a sub-tribe of the Popalzai. They are Pashtun and are traditionally considered to descend from Sado Khan, an important chief of the 17th-century who was called "lord of the Afghans". His direct descendants established the Durrani Empire, leading to the tribe sometimes being called the Sadozai dynasty.

Sadozai are mostly living in the valleys of Tarnak, Logar, Kandahar, and Kabul. Districts of Kashmir like Poonch & Sudhnoti. Sadozai families can also be found Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Peshawar, Bannu, Quetta, Mardan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Dina, Abbottabad, Lahore, and Multan in Pakistan. Some descendants of Shah Shuja ul Mulk also settled in Ludhiana, India.[1]


  1. History of Pathans vol-I, Rashid, Brig. Haroon, Islamabad, 2002, pp. 124–125, 136

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