List of Koman tribes

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The Koman people are an ethnic group who mainly inhabit the modern-day country of Komania and originated around the northeastern region of Vaniua, they came to inhabit much of central Vaniua in the 9th century with a major migration weave up to the 12th century. Today Komans are majorly found in the modern-day countries of Balakia, Gushlia, Zinsha-Vogia, Kaatkukia, Ohania and Komania, furthermore, there is an estimated population of around 2,000,000 Komans living abroad with either undeclared ethnic background or living as immigrants.

Some sources list a totality of ten overarching Koman tribes, of which six the Oshar, Ahar, Baywar, Nazari, Sharaz and Shaz, are referred as Khəzaş Mamğan ("original tribes").

Shahshaz Qamashan, Emperor of Komania from 1822-1861 and founder of the Tribal banner system. Belonged to the Nazari tribe by maternal side.


Tribal systems have always been present in Koman society, with many regarding it as being a core structure of the Qoman Qarem ("Koman Law"). Throughout history, there have been innumerable accounts of Koman tribes, while most sources have been obtained through ancient reports from Ohanians and Ancient Bodnians, written sources obtained from old inscriptions throughout the Tamyiran region records several sets of tribal confederacies that once roamed northern and northeastern Vaniua, most historians have interpreted these written sources as reports of tribal confederations of mixed origin. Koman historians have been able to classify these tribes with the help of linguistic reconstruction and decipherments using the base of the Shisadam script from which it derives.

While the precise number of tribal confederations of Koman affiliations is unknown, there are several accounts and inner sources which can clarify the most prominent ones. The Qom, Shan, Sheh, Tawar and Sahan confederations are all regarded as the source of Koman ethnogenesis and tribal origin.

Tribal banners

Founded in 1830 by a decree from the Koman emperor Shahshaz Qamashan, the Tribal banner system is meant to organise all 40 tribes into a collection of "confederates", each organised according to their historical tribal unions and cultural affiliations. The banner system is arranged into four main confederations, the Mishar, Tamyiran, Bari and Torosh banners with the Tamyiran and Torosh banners being the most numerous.

Tribal banners of Komania
  Tamyiran banner
  Mishar banner
  Torosh banner
  Sakhyan banner
  Bari banner

All confederations are granted a level of autonomy including the privilege of supervising all provinces under their command, this level of autonomy also grants the freedom of regulating provincial income under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy while having their own representatives in the State Assembly.


Historically, every Koman tribe spoke a variant of Koman belonging to the Nashaghan dialect continuum, this, however, changed as nomadic traditions decreased and were further pushed by demographic changes, forcing former nomadic peoples to settle for a more sedentary lifestyle. This change was formalised after Emperor Warqaz-e Ğeraqan pushed reforms for sedentarism with the aim of increasing industrial production and economic productivity in the region. This transition deeply affected the language demography of the country. The tribes which moved westwards generally favoured a variant of Western Koman while those moving southwards tended to favour variants of Mishar Koman and vice-versa. With such changes a considerable portion of dialects became extinct.

Thanks to the lack of a standard dialect in Komania, most remaining variants were capable to subsist to a great extent. Today Koman is usually divided into three dialectal groupings: Western Koman, Torosh Koman and Bari Koman (also known as Wari Koman) from which Western Koman variants descend from Classical Koman while the Torosh and Bari variants belong to the Nashaghan dialect continuum.

Koman tribes

The following is a partial list of the different Koman tribes in Komania and Balakia

English name Koman name Tribal structure Origin
Ahar . Ahar . Tamyiran banner Pre-Vaniuan origin.
Ardakhan . Artaqan . Mishar banner Rartakan origin, known for their predominant Mongoloid features.
Ayma . Ayma . Mishar banner Amaian origin
Babar . Babar . Torosh banner
Badiyan . Badiyan . Bari banner Ohanian origin
Bahra . Bahra . Bari banner Pre-Vaniuan origin.
Bashan . Başan . Torosh banner
Bashar . Başar . Torosh banner
Bashkhat . Başqat . Mishar banner
Baywar . Baywar . Tamyiran banner
Dahan . Dəhən . Mishar banner
Dahyan . Dahyan . Torosh banner
Derayan . Derayan . Sakhyan banner
Gherakhan . Ğeraqan . Tamyiran banner
Harayani . Harayan . Sakhyan banner
Kahshar . Káhşar . Torosh banner
Kashiri . Kaşir . Tamyiran banner Pre-Vaniuan origin.
Kahyan . Kəhyen . Tamyiran banner Thought to be descendants of former Ghashari peoples.
Marahi . Marah . Torosh banner Known for being "Komanized" Balaks during the Great Horde.
Nehir . Nehir . Mishar banner Tribe of Nekhili origin.
Nazari . Nazar . Tamyiran banner Pre-Vaniuan origin
Oshar . Óşar . Tamyiran banner Possible connection to ancestral Rietic peoples.
Oshobar . Óşobar . Sakhyan banner
Qabshawi . Qabşaw . Torosh banner Former Kashitic peoples.
Qahati . Qahat . Mishar banner Amaian origin.
Qam . Qam . Tamyiran banner Descendants of the Qom confederation.
Qazwarami . Qazwáram . Torosh banner
Sakhya . Sahya . Torosh banner
Sokhbash . Ṣoqbaş . Sakhyan banner
Semeyani . Ṣəmeyan . Bari banner
Shakhbari . Şaqbar . Mishar banner Descendants of former Ghashari peoples.
Sharaz . Şaraz . Tamyiran banner Pre-Vaniuan origin.
Shaghayani . Şağayan . Torosh banner
Shaz . Şaz . Tamyiran banner Pre-Vaniuan origin
Shehderhen . Şəhderhen . Mishar banner
Shehen . Şəhən . Sakhyan banner
Tahwar . Tahwár . Sakhyan banner
Tamaghi . Tamagh . Mishar banner One of the oldest tribe of the former Mishar Khanate.
Yeghani . Yeğani . Torosh banner Descendants of the Qomandi Khanate.
Yemeshber . Iəməşber . Sakhyan banner

See also