Orientation – Pamir Peoples

Posted: April 15, 2012 in History, Language, Tajikistan

Pamir Peoples – Orientation

Identification. In the Mountain-Badakhshan District of the Tajik Republic, in the deep, high mountain valleys of the western Pamirs live the Pamirians. They call themselves “Pamirian Tajiks” to distinguish themselves from the neighboring Tajiks (the adjective “Pamirian” having acquired special ethnic meanings in recent times). Researchers have called them “Iranian tribes of the Western Pamirs,” “Mountaineers of the Upper Pyandj River,” “Peoples of the Pamirs,” “Prepamir Peoples,” and “Pamirian Tajiks.”

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