Uzbek – Modern Uzbek Tribal Structure
Modern Uzbek Tribal Structure
This list of modern Uzbek tribes is drawn from Togan, Z.V., The Origins of the Kazaks and the Ôzbeks, edited and translated by H. B. Paksoy.
(1) Qongrat tribe:Five oymak.
All of these branches of the Kongrat uruk are found in the Amu Derya (Amu Darya) delta, in the provinces of Khuzar (Ghuzar) of Bukhara, Sirabad, Qurgan-Tepe. In the Bukhara are they have retained their nomadic ways of life. Those in Khorezm have adopted a settled existence.
Orus, Qara-Qursak, chîlik, Quyan, Quldavli, Miltek, KÅr-Tugi, Gele, Top-Qara, Qara-Boz, Nogay, Bilgelik, Dîstelik
The second oymak, of nine aris:
Aq-Tana, Qara, churan, TÅrkmen, Qavuk, Bes-Bala, Qarakalpaq, Qacay, Khoca-Bece.
KÅl-Abi, Barmaq, KÅce-Khur, Kîl-chuburgan, Qarakalpaq, Qostamgali, Seferbiz, Dilberi, Cachaqli.
Fourth, Qostamgali oymak, seven aris: Tartugli, Agamayli, Isigali, Qazancili, öyÅkli, BÅkechli, Qaygali.
GÅzili, KÅsevli, Ters, Baliqli, Quba.
(2) Nayman tribe.Three oymak:
They live in Khorezm and Samarkand;
(3) Kineges, made up of five oymak: Qayrasali, Taraqli, Achamayli, chikhut, Abaqli. They live in Shehrisebz and Khiva;
(4) Mangit, made up of three oymak: Toq-Mangit, Aq-Mangit, Qara-Mangit. They live in Khiva and Qarsi;
(5) Tuyaqli, living in Samarkand and Kette-Qurgan;
(6) MÅyten, living in Samarkand and Kette-Qurgan;
(7) Saray, living on the borders of Shehrisebz-Yekke-Bag;
(8) Barin, living in Ferghana province and Kette-Kurgan tÅmen;
(9) Khitay and (10) Qipchak: They constitute the most important segments of Samarkand and Kette-Kurgan. They are very numerous in Khiva and Ferghana;
(11) Min, living in Samarkand, Penchkent, Jizzakh, and in Ferghana;
(12) öch Uruk: Misit, Tama, Yabu. They live in the vicinity of Ziyaeddin of Bukhara;
(13) Burqut, living along the borders of chilek and Kermine;
(14) Arlat, living in Qara-Kîl;
(15) Qangli, living at the border of Jizzakh tÅmen;
(16) Qirk, YÅz, Min: living in Jizzakh tÅmen;
(17) Batas, living in the vicinity of Qarsi, Ghuzar;
(18) Qaraqalpak,Five oymak:
Living in the Amu Darya delta and north of Samarkand, at “Ak-Tepe.”
A listing of those ôzbek who have best preserved the old dialects and traditions:
Those ôzbek who have best preserved the old dialects and traditions are especially those living in the “Jiakh” tÅmen. However, these tribes are numerically small.
In eastern Bukhara, those tribes maintaining nomadic life, in the vicinity of :
“Marqa Kichi YÅz,”