Collection Description

Culture Name

Pamir Peoples

Culture Description

The Pamir Peoples live in one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, the western Pamir Mountains, in the Mountain-Badakhshan District of Tajikistan. There are various named subgroups of Pamirians, some also living in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The dialects of these groups are mostly mutually unintelligible. Western Iranian Farsi of India and the Dari language of Afghanistan are lingua francas. Grain and legume agriculture and animal husbandry are the primary economic activities. The Pamirians belong to the Isma'ili sect of Islam.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Tajikistan

OWC Code

RO03

Number of Documents

1

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Number of Pages

8

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