Wakhi

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Wakhi

 

a people living in the south of the GornoBadakhshan AO, Tadzhik SSR. One of the Pamir peoples.

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Wakhan Strip has a great geographical mosaic consisting of Wakhis and Kyrgzs.
Mir himself was Ismaili and Wakhis who had come to Hunza were also Ismailis.
In Ghazanfar Khan's time Khwaja (Khajah) Shahdad came from Sarikol and converted the Wakhis and some Hunza people and made them his disciples.
All Wakhis living in Chitral District are devoted Ismailis.
The Ismaili community of Chitral including Wakhis celebrates various festivals which have deep routed connections with the local traditions.
38 Consequently, Wakhis were badly treated by the Mirs of Hunza.
61 In fact, contrary to Pakistani Wakhis, the high mountain farmers of Wakhan have adopted a strict subsistence strategy and are barely able to survive on the basis of their fields and pastures.
The Wakhis use the term zugh for male yaks and zughgher for the female yaks.
2 Wakhi is basically the language of inhabitants of Wakhan Corridor, an area presently divided between the extreme northeast of Afghanistan and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan.
Instead, they trade their yaks for flour and other staples with the Wakhis, an ethnic minority living at lower elevations in Pakistan.
The Wakhis are transhumance herders and farmers moving cattle, yaks, sheep and goats to and from seasonal pastures.
Above: an open-air class at a Wakhi school in Zood Khun village at the end of the Chapursan Valley on the Afghanistan Pakistan border, near where the Kyrgyz come to trade their yak.