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Yashkun is a Dardic tribe in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Yashkun is a tribe spread throughout the Kohistan district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa extending as far Ladakh and Drass. The Yashkuns form the majority of the population in Gor, Chilas, Tangir,Darel valley the Indus Valley below Sazin, upper part of the Gilgit Valley, Gupis, Punial, Astore Valley.


  • History 1
  • Personal names 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


According to historical sources, Yashkuns migrated from Central Asia to Gilgit-Baltistan.[1] They are in majority in Giglit, Punial, Yasin, Ishkoman and Chitral. In Kohistan, Chhilas, Astor, Gurez, Dras, Gultari, Talil and Soro, the Yashkuns are in majority.

Personal names

Yashkun names men:

Dodoa Shaloo Punar Jalam, Shale Khan Dedar Ali Dad, Ahor Shukroo Mayun Yashkun Muzafar Ali Yashkun names women:

Shali Sookoomull Feroza Rafia Shahbano Barai


  1. ^ Yashkun

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