Jamshidi (Hazara tribe)

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The Jamshidi are a sub-tribe of the Chahar Aimaq ethnic group in Afghanistan, one of the four major Aimaq tribes which also include the Firozkohi, Taimani, and Taimuri.[1] The Jamshidi are primarily sedentary people living in Herat, and are believed to be of mixed Arab and Persian descent.[2]

A 1926 publication notes that the Iranian city of Nishapur (in northeast Iran, near Badghis Province) has a population of "Jamshidis", originating from "north of Herat" who moved to the area following the Perso-Afghan War. These Jamshidis self-described as Baluch, spoke Persian, and were Ismaili.[3]


  1. ^ Rasul Bux Rais (2008). Recovering the frontier stage: war, ethnicity, and state in Afghanistan. Lexington Books. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-0-7391-0956-4. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Alastair Hull; José Luczyc-Wyhowska (October 1993). Kilim: the complete guide : history, pattern, technique, identification. Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-0-8118-0359-5. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1926). The Geographical journal. Royal Geographical Society. p. 146. Retrieved 1 April 2011.