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Ezidi tribes


Ezidi • ئێزیدی • Êzidî • اليزيدي

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Alfende tribe of Ezidis • عشيرة الفندي اليزيديين

Basi tribe of Ezidis

Fakera tribe of Ezidis

Haliqi tribe of Ezidis • عشيرة حليقي اليزيديين

Harunki tribe of Ezidis

Haskan tribe of Ezidis

Jundia tribe of Ezidis

Jwana tribe of Ezidis

Khaltan tribe of Ezidis • عشيرة خالتان اليزيديين

Kidi tribe of Ezidis

Korkorkan tribe of Ezidis

Mantikan tribe of Ezidis

Qaidi tribe of Ezidis • عشيرة قائدي اليزيديين

Qarani tribe of Ezidis

Reshka tribe of Ezidis

Smoqi tribe of Ezidis • عشيرة سموقي اليزيديين

Zendena tribe of Ezidis

Tribes consist of clans. The sheikh is the leader of the tribe. Under the sheikh, there are mukhtars who are each responsible for a number of families, sometimes even a hundred depending on the size of the clan of which they are a member. If a mukhtar cannot resolve an issue, then it is escalated to the sheikh.

There are 'baban' — meaning 'fathers' literally but here meaning 'forefathers' — who establish their own clans and tribes, but in everyday usage the Ezidis refer to every tribe, sub-tribe, clan, and so forth as عشيرة and refer to them in English equally loosely as tribes. However, academically speaking, there should be a level of 'tribe' (قبيلة) and then 'clan' (عشيرة) beneath it according to formal Arabic.