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Hazārad̲j̲āt
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, a region of central Afg̲h̲ānistān spanning the modem (post-1964 reorganisation) provinces of Bāmiyān, Wardak, G̲h̲aznī, G̲h̲ōr and Uruzgān. The region is almost wholly mountainous, its northem backbone being formed by the Kūh-i Bābā range [q.v.] and its outliers. There are consequently very few towns and these tend to lie in the river valleys, e.g. Dawlatyār on the upper Herī Rūd and Pand̲j̲āb or Pand̲j̲āō on the Pand̲j̲āb tributary of the upper Helmand. The sedentary agriculturist Hazāras [q.v. below] are the main Ethnic element of the region, but there are also Pas̲h…

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Bosworth, C. E., “Hazārad̲j̲āt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8616>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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