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(d. 1874), teacher, defender and promulgator of the Babi-Bahai faiths.
soft wool, also called Kermān wool, used for the manufacture of fine clothing and felt hats.
early-17th-century folk hero and poet, whose stories are mainly known among the Turkic peoples but have also passed into other folk literatures and circulate in Azerbaijan and Khorasan. Bards usually perform the Köroǧlu/Goroḡli epic to the accompaniment of a string instrument.This Article Has Images/Tables.
The traditional venues for the performance of the Köroǧlu/Goroḡli epic are life-cycle celebrations, private gatherings, and teahouses. In Azerbaijan and northern Khorasan, from the 17th century up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978, teahouses played a pivotal role in the diffusion and the preservation of the epic.This Article Has Images/Tables.
the name of a tribe scattered across southwestern Iran, whose language is closely related to southern varieties of Balochi.
Maryam Nourzaei, Erik Anonby, and Carina Jahani
Korosh communities are found in villages near large towns and cities, and in the suburbs of these cities, across southwestern Iran. Their traditional livelihood is based on camel and goat husbandry.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Maryam Nourzaei, Carina Jahani, and Erik Anonby
Koroshi can be described as a distinct subgroup within the Balochi macro-language, although it shares many features with southern dialects of Balochi. The Koroshi spoken in Fars Province (the ‘northern’ dialect) differs to some extent from varieties of the southern dialect.This Article Has Images/Tables.
adherents of a form of Iranian religion often identified as a survival or revival of the Zoroastrian heresy, Mazdakism.
Iranians who fought the ʿAbbasid caliph Moʿtaṣem be’llāh (r. 833-41) and enrolled in the Byzantine army of the iconoclast emperor Theophilos I (r. 829-42).
a Hyderabad-based diplomat and historian of Iranian descent best known for his composition of a universal chronicle in Persian in the name of the Qoṭbšāhi ruler, Ebrāhim (r. 1550-80).