Pamiri people

ethnic group

Pamiris are a group of Iranian ethnic groups, who live mainly in the Badakhshan of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, Hunza and Chitral regions of Pakistan and the far western portion of Xinjiang in western China.[9] They speak the Pamiri languages of the Iranian language family.[10]

Pamiris
A Wakhi Pamiri girl photographed in Gojal, Pakistan.
Regions with significant populations
 Tajikistan
(Gorno-Badakhshan)
135,000 (2000)[1]
 Pakistan
(Upper Hunza and Chitral)
74,605 (2016)[2][3]
 Afghanistan
(Badakhshan Province)
65,300 (2018)[4][5]
 China
(Xinjiang)
50,265 (2015)[6]
 Russia363 (2010)[7]
Languages
Pamir languages, Tajik language, Russian language, Mandarin Chinese
Religion
Mainly: Nizari Isma'ili
Also: Sunnism[8]
Related ethnic groups
Other Iranian peoples

Ethnic groups

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Following is the list of Pamiri ethnic groups:

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References

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  1. Results of the 2000 population census in Tajikistan.
  2. Includes Wakhis, Yidghas, Sarikolis and Shughnis. This population figure only includes those who speak the Pamiri languages, members of the ethnic group who no longer speak the languages may not be included.
  3. "Yadgha". Ethnologue. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  4. Includes Wakhis, Munjis and Shughnis. This population figure only includes those who speak the Pamiri languages, members of the ethnic group who no longer speak the languages may not be included.
  5. "Munji". Ethnologue. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  6. 泽普概况. 泽普政府网 (in Simplified Chinese). 17 July 2017. Archived from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2020 – via Internet Archive. 2016年末,全县总户数(含塔西南勘探开发公司)65684户,其中县属户数59804户;总人口208950人(含塔西南勘探开发公司),其中,维吾尔族175686人,占84.1%,汉族27131人,占13%,塔吉克族4463人,占2.1%,其他民族1670人,占0.8%。
  7. Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity (in Russian)
  8. Islamic peoples of the Soviet Union, pg. 33 By Shirin Akiner
  9. Kreutzmann, Hermann (2003). "Ethnic Minorities and Marginality in the Pamirian Knot: Survival of Wakhi and Kirghiz in a Harsh Environment and Global Contexts". The Geographical Journal. 169 (3): 215–235. ISSN 0016-7398.
  10. "Pamiris". Minority Rights Group. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2023-11-27.