Aimaq

Aimaq

The Aimaq are a collection of Persian-speaking nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes. Aimaqs are found throughout the West Central highlands of Afghanistan, immediately to the north of Herat, and in the Khorasan Province of Iran.

About Aimaq

The Aimaq are a collection of Persian-speaking nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes. Aimaqs are found throughout the West Central highlands of Afghanistan, immediately to the north of Herat, and in the Khorasan Province of Iran. They speak a number of subdialects of the Aimaq dialect of Persian, however some southern groups of Taymani and Maleki Aymaqs have adopted Pashto. Aimaks were originally known as chahar ('four') Aymaqs: the Taimani (the main element in the population of Ghor), the Ferozkohi, the Temuri, and the Jamshidi. Other sources state that the 'Aimaq-Hazara' are one of the Chahar, with the Temuri instead being of the 'lesser Aimaqs' or Aimaq-e digar ('other Aimaqs') along with the Tahiri, Zuri, Maleki, and...'

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