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or Chitrals, a people constituting the basic population of the territory of the former principality of Chitral, in northern Pakistan. Population, more than 100,000 (1970, estimate).
The Kho language, Khowar, belongs to the Dardic language group. Most of the Kho are Ismaili Muslims by religion. They practice agriculture and stock raising. Their craftsmen, especially the smiths, are highly valued by neighboring peoples. The social structure, everyday life, and family relationships among the Kho have not been studied in detail.
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