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Afg̲h̲ān
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(i) the people.

Racially, there is a considerable difference between the various Afg̲h̲ān tribes. According to B. S. Guha, Census of India , 1931, i, iii A, p. xi, the Paṭhāns of Bād̲j̲awṛ are closely related to the Kalas̲h̲es of Čitrāl, probably because they are to a large extent afg̲h̲ānized Dards. On the other hand the broad-headed Paṭhāns of Balūčistān resemble their Balūč neighbours. In the plains of Pes̲h̲āwar and the Dērad̲j̲āt…

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Morgenstierne, G., “Afg̲h̲ān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0021>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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