Collection Description

Brief Culture Description

Culture Name

Ghorbat

Culture Description

The term "Ghorbat" is applied to several non-food-producing, itinerant populations of fairly low status throughout the Middle East and parts of Central Asia and the Balkans. In the 1970s the Ghorbat lived scattered throughout the major part of Afghanistan. In the 1980s the location of the Ghorbat within Afghanistan was not known, but some families were reported to have been seen in Pakistan.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Afghanistan

Pakistan

OWC Code

AU07

Collection Information

Number of Documents

1

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Number of Pages

6

Collection Overview

The Ghorbat file consists only of this culture summary. This article was published originally in the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 9, Africa and the Middle East 1995. John Middleton and Amal Rassam, eds. Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall & Co.

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