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As a result of complaints made by merchants and traders in Kurdistān at the extensive raids carried out by the Chiginīs, the Ṣafawid Shāh Ṭahmāsb I (r. 930–984/1524–1576) ordered some 500 Chiginī chiefs to be expelled from Iran along with their tribesmen. Thus a large number of Chiginīs left Kurdistān and headed for India: en route in Khurāsān they were invited to settle in Herat by …

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Ebrahimi, Masoumeh and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Chiginī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000082>
First published online: 2021

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