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The Turkmun or Turkmany people belong to the Hazara tribe. However the Turkmany people have more of the Caucasoid admixture which sets them apart from other Hazaras, therefore making them more visually recognizable.

Turkmany people are the descendants of Tamerlane and Turko-Mongol tribes that inhabited the region. The Turkmany people settled in Dare Turkhman (Turkhman Valley) some three to four centuries ago.

Turkmun have a their own variant of the Persian Dari language known as Turkmany spoken by the rest of country. A 1983 report mentions Turkmany as one of the languages in which programmes were broadcast in Afghanistan.[1]


  1. ^ Anita Jacobson-Widding. Identity, personal and socio-cultural: a symposium. Volume 5 of Uppsala studies in cultural anthropology. Academiae Upsaliensis, 1983. ISBN 91-554-1500-8, ISBN 978-91-554-1500-6