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Hazāras
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, the name of a group of peoples inhabiting the central mountains of Afghānistān; they form one of the principal population elements of the country, amounting perhaps to 900,000.

The Hazāras are almost certainly an Ethnically mixed group, whose components may or may not be related to each other. In appearance, Hazāras are predominantly brachycephalous, with Mongoloid facial features, though this is by no means universal. There is therefore much in favour of Schurmann’s hypothesis that the Hazāras of the core region, the Hazārad̲j̲āt [q.v. above], at least, are a mixed populatio…

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Bosworth, C. E., “Hazāras”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8617>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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