Iranian Turkmen

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Iranian Turkmen
Iranian students 30 June 30 2013 in Baghrud - Nishapur 30.JPG
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Golestan Province, Razavi Khorasan Province and North Khorasan Province
Turkmen, Persian
Sunni Islam, minority Shi'a Islam
Related ethnic groups
Other Turkic peoples

Iranian Turkmen (Turkmen:Eýran Türkmenleri Persian: ترکمن‌های ایران) are a Turkic people the Branch of Turkmen people living mainly in Northern and Northeastern of Iran Famous to Turkmen Sahra Includes parts of Golestan, and small part Razavi Khorasan and North Khorasan. Turkmens were one of the divided nation after 1885, as a result of the British, Iranian and Pashtun resistance in The Great Game, expansion of the Russian Empire to the south ended.

Fate of Turkmens across borders evolved differently. Industrialization, urbanization and more intensive modernization in Soviet Turkmenistan led to unite disparate nomadic tribes settled in a single ethnic group with pronounced cultural and linguistic attributes.


Iranian Turkmens have long time represented a group of semi-nomadic tribes who retained a more traditional way. In Iran lived next Turkmen tribes - Yomut, Goklen, Igdyr, Saryk and Salyr.

Famous people from Iranian Turkmen[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CIA World Factbook Iran