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, an Iranian people, now reduced to between 4,000 and 5,000 houses, inhabiting an area north of the main road from Kirmāns̲h̲āh to the Persian frontier near Ḳaṣr-i S̲h̲īrīn and comprising the slopes of the Kūh-i S̲h̲āhān—Dālāhū mountain. The Gūrān ‘capital’ is Gahwāra, lying 60 km. due west of Kirmāns̲h̲āh in the valley of the Zimkān, a southern tributary of the Sīrwān. An isolated community occupies the village of Kandūla, 40 km. north-east of Kirmāns̲h̲āh, near the site of Dīnawar. Other, more numerous branches are formed by the Bād̲j̲alān and the tribes of the Hawrāmān [qq.v.].

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MacKenzie, D.N., “Gūrān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 29 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0244>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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