The Tanoli (Hindko/Urdu: تنولی, تناولی; Pashto: تنولي) is a pashtun tribe, living mostly in Hazara area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. They are found in Ghazni and Paktia provinces of Afghanistan
There is almost a consensus among the Tanolis that the are decendants of Tribe of Joseph and as such are Bani-Israil.Bernhard Dorn in his translation of "Maghzan-e-Afghani" of Nimat Ullah mentions at page 49 about Tanokhel as decendant of Mati(daughter of batani).Ghilzai,son of Mati was blessed with there sons:Ibrahim,Toor and Poor .Ibrahim had tow sons:Haijub and Sahbak.Tanokhel was one of Thirteen sons of Haijub.As such the Tanoli most probably belong to Batani tribal confederation of Pashtuns.some genealogical trees however place them under Karlanri confederation,Despite acknowledging Bani-Israil decent of Tanolis.
The English writer Charles Allen, citing a draft manuscript written by Major James Abbott at the British Library, London, writes that the Tanolis were "extremely hostile, brave and hardy, and accounted the best swordsmen in Hazara".
Mir Painda Khan and his son Mir Jehandad Khan fought the Sikhs. It was said, "Of all the tribal chiefs of Huzara, the most powerful [was] said to be Jehandad Khan of the Tanoli Tribe." This Jehandad was later given Amb (princely state) as a reward for his loyalty, by the British Indian Government .