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Ghorbati is an ethnic group, a nomadic community in Iran[1] and Afghanistan.[2] They are widespread in Iran.[1] In 1976–77, the Ghorbati in Afghanistan numbered 1,000 families (ca. 5,000 people).[2] They are connected to the Basseri tribe, but their mother tongue is not Persian.[1] Their language, called Ghorbati, is a dialect of the Domari language.[3] They are distinct from the Koli, but share language with them.[4] They have also migrated to Maharashtra, India.[5] They are also known as Ghorbat, Gurbat, Qurbati.[6] The ethnonym is widely found in Gypsy communities (see Gurbeti).

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  1. ^ a b c FREDRIK BARTH (1961). NOMADS OF SOUTH PERSIA. p. 91. 
  2. ^ a b John Middleton (1995). Africa and the Middle East. G.K. Hall Company. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-8161-1815-1. 
  3. ^ International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. 2003. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-19-513977-8. 
  4. ^ Roma. 4. Roma Publications. 1978. p. 43. 
  5. ^ Aparna Rao; Michael J. Casimir (2003). Nomadism in South Asia. Oxford University Press. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-19-565745-6. 
  6. ^ R. Khanam (2005). Encyclopaedic ethnography of Middle-East and Central Asia. Global Vision Publishing House. p. 643. ISBN 978-81-8220-065-4.