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Karlan

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Karlan or Kalanai is the Fourth Member of Afghan folklore Ancestry. It is said that he is the direct descendant of Ghurghusht but sometimes mentioned directly as the fourth son of Qais Abdur Rashid. The Legend of Karlan in Afghan folklore says: "In his infancy he became an orphan and after losing his family he alone survived and was adopted by the Ormur Tribe. The tribe gave him shelter & protection & raised him like their own son. When he reached a marriageable age, the chief of the Urmar Tribe made Karlan his son in law." But actually He is not the son of Ghurghusht nor Ormur. Karlan had two sons named Kodi and Kuki,then Kodi had two sons named (Dilzak) Dilazak and (Shamak Khan) Orakzai from whom the first branch of Karlanri tribes descend. The Karlanri tribes are revered by other Pashtun tribes for their enhanced fighting skills. About the Khattaks of today's Lund Khwar, Sir Olaf Caroe in his book entitled "The Pathans 55O B.C.-A.D. 1957" printed St Martin's Press 1958 by MacMillan and Company Limited, writes at "The Greek Historians 39": ..........."Taken together, the Khataks and the Shitaks, who now have a common boundary close to Bannu, cover a stretch of territory as large  ( Wikipedia article )

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