Wakhi

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wakhi

 

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

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In Ghazanfar Khan's time Khwaja (Khajah) Shahdad came from Sarikol and converted the Wakhis and some Hunza people and made them his disciples.
Although divided by borders, the Wakhi language is still very much the same, and dialectal differences are not great.
25 The Mehtar of Chitral, Aman-ul-Mulk allocated barren pieces of land in the Iskoman Valley to the Wakhi refugees.
After his death in 1926, some of the Wakhi settlers re- migrated to Wakhan.
32 The Wakhi immigrants, though small in number, have also contributed to cultural traditions of Chitral.
However the majority of the Wakhi community of Pakistan lives in the Gojal tehsil of Hunza sub-division of Gilgit -Baltistan.
Since their arrival in Hunza, the Wakhi population has contributed a lot in the economic development of the state.
87 The Wakhi community of Gojal has also influenced housing patterns of Hunza.
Lalak Jan Saheed, Nishan-i -Haider, also belonged to the Wakhi community living in Hunder village situated in the Yasin Valley of district Ghizer.