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