Hazarewal (alternatively spelled Hazara or Hazarawal; Urdu: ہزارہ وال) is another name or term for the Hindkowan people, a Hindko speaking community who belong to the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province), Potohar Plateau and Northern Punjab, Pakistan. The Hazarewal or Hindkowans are not to be confused with the ethnic Hazara people inhabiting parts of Baluchistan province in Pakistan or areas of neighbouring Afghanistan. The Hazarewals have, notably, over the last few years, found themselves increasingly in favour of separation and autonomy from the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, even though they make a clear majority in only two districts of Khyber-Paktunkhwa Province, Abbottabad and Haripur, and the eastern part of Mansehra.
- "A Report on the Hazara Division", pub.by the Office of the Commissioner Hazara Administrative Division, Government of NWFP, at Abbottabad, 1994. pp. 15-16
- Essentially representing a linguistic and cultural/regional rather than ethnic entity
- Protests erupt over Pakistan NWFP name change
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