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Khataks, a large division of the Afghan people in the southern part of the Peshawur district and in Kohat. Three main branches - Tari, with six sub-groups; Taraki, with thirteen sub-groups; and Bolak, with nine sub-groups; total population, about 100,000. The Khataks form a petty semi-independent state subject, not to the Emir of Afghanistan, but to the British raj. Some have migrated to the Yusafzae territory farther north, where they form seven tribal groups, also subject to the English authorities.