Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

Get access
Search Results: | 121 of 1,363 |

Mog̲h̲ols
(363 words)

, an ethnie and, until recently, a linguistic group originally concentrated in westcentral Afg̲h̲ānistān, in the modern province of G̲h̲ōrāt, and carrying on there a semi-pastoral and semi-agricultural way of life; now however groups of them have become dispersed throughout northern and central Afg̲h̲ānistān. They number at most 10,000 souls. For other communities in Afg̲h̲ānistān of mixed Turkish-Mongol origin, see hazāras in Suppl. Unlike the S̲h̲īʿī Hazāras, the Mog̲h̲ols are Sunnī.

The origins of these Mog̲h̲ols probably lie in the appearance in Afg̲h̲ānistān o…

Cite this page
Bosworth, C.E., “Mog̲h̲ols”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5252>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



▲   Back to top   ▲