Khel

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Khel kel in Afghanistan, a clan or family connection—a sociological group between the tribe and the family.
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Usage

In literature:

In another minute twenty Zakka Khels had begun a sword dance, yelling like the damned.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
The Bunerwals and the Utman Khels had risen to a man.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
The tribal representatives of the Kambar-Khels, Alla-Khels, Malikdin-Khels, and Kuki-Khels came in.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Ghuznee fell without opposition, the fighting men having been engaged in the battle of Ahmed Khel, and having had enough of hostilities.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Kohat contains a number of salt quarries, the most important being at Bahadur Khel near the Bannu border.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
There exist whole tribes and races more or less given to crime, such as the tribe Zakka Khel in India.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The suffix Khel simply signifies tribe, or clan.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
The most extensive exposure occurs at Bahadur Khel, on the south bank of the Teri Toi.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Some three miles farther on the valley widens, and on either side lie the hamlets and some sixty towers of the Zakka Khel Afridis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Pakistan Darra Adam Khel market bombing 'kills 15'.
Olympic heroes Vijay, Yogeshwar to get Khel Ratna.
The blast injured 38 others in Darra Adam khel, near Peshawar, said Nasir Khan, a local government official.
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