Aimaks

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aimaks

 

(Chaar-Aimaks), a group of peoples living in the northwest and central regions of Afghanistan.

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"The main goal of the regional policy of Kyrgyzstan is to ensure accelerated socio-economic development of the regions of the republic in order to improve the well-being and quality of life of the population through focal support for the development of supporting territories, including development centers and relevant ayil aimaks. As we know, the main principles of rural development in Bavaria are citizen participation in regional development, land management and space management.
Almost 38,000 citizens of Ulaanbaatar and 12 aimaks of the country have become victims of his fraud.
It will benefit communities living in 22 Aiyl Aimaks (sub-districts) located along the 450km stretch of the transmission line in the Kyrgyz Republic, extending from the Datka substation (Jalal-Abad Oblast) to the border with Tajikistan.
Uzbeks, Aimaks, Turks, Balochs and the wandering tribe of Kuchis are the other minor tribes.
Secondly, in a country composed of various ethnicities of whom the Pakhtuns constitute 45 per cent of the population, the Tajiks 22 per cent, the Uzbeks 6.4 per cent and the Hazaras and Aimaks 5.6 per cent and 5.4 per cent respectively, the new structure denied the Pakhtuns their share.
Sample sizes among other ethnicities, such as Uzbeks, Turkmen, Aimaks, and Balochs, are too small to report results.
ETHNICITY: 38% Pashtun: 25% Tajik; 19% Hazara; 6% Uzbek; 12% minor ethnic groups (Aimaks, Turkmen, Baloch, and others)
Uzbeks make up 6 percent, while other minorities (Aimaks, Turkmen, Baluchis, and others) make up 12 percent.