Kurama

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Kurama

 

an ethnographic group of Uzbeks living on the Angren River, south of Tashkent. Anthropologically, some of the Kurama and aspects of their way of life resemble features of the Kazakhs.


Kurama

 

a mountain range in western Tien-Shan on the border of the Tadzhik SSR and the Uzbek SSR. In the northwest, the Kurama Range borders the Fergana Valley. It serves as a watershed for the Angren and Syr Darya basins. The range is approximately 170 km in length and attains an altitude of 3,769 m (Mount Boboiob). It is formed from metamorphic schists, sandstones, and granites. The lower slopes of the range are covered with wormwood and wheatgrasses; higher up are xerophytic shrubs, walnut trees (on the northern slope), juniper stands, and fescue grass steppes.