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Waziristan Mountain tract, SW North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan; 4373 sq. m.; pop. (1961) 394,312; divided into North Waziristan (formerly Tochi) and South Waziristan (formerly Wana); lies along border of Afghanistan; inhabited by Wazirs, a Pathan tribe, divided into the Darwesh Khel and Mahsuds; their chief town is Kaniguram. Since 1860 there have been several uprisings in Waziristan; most serious against the British, called the Third Afghan War, was in 1919-22, when Mahsuds rose in revolt. Kaniguram and Wana subdues; last Mahsud tribes submitted February 1922 (source: Webster's New Geographical Dictionary 1988). In the Times Atlas 1968 it is southeast of Kabul. You can find it on Joaquín de Salas' map of India too.
Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2000
by Jaume Ollé
The Waziristan resistance movement against the British in the 30's used a red flag with the Takbir (i.e., Allahu Akbar = "God is the greatest") written on it.
Jaume Ollé and Harald Müller, 22-23 September 1997