Indigenous Group Also known as Qutb Shahi Awan
Location Pakistan, Punjab province, and many large cities in Pakistan. Also in India and Afghanistan.
Estimated Population Not Found
Environment Mountainous / Highlands / Valleys / Plains
Lifestyle Sedentary / Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Urdu
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani
Alternate Names: Islami, Undri, Urudu
Website URLs Wikipedia – Awan (Pakistan)
Kohat Travel Guide
Google Books: “Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province” (1990) by H.A. Rose
People of Mansehra (including the Awan)
Welcome to Hazara – Pakistan
Qari Rizwan
NGOs United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO)