ḤASANVAND (or ḤASANAVAND), a Lor tribe of the Piškuh region in Lorestān. In the 1870s it numbered some 2,500 families distributed among 16 tiras (Houtum-Schindler, p. 87). Its winter quarters were around Jāydar, southwest of Ḵorramābād (Houtum-Schindler, p. 87). According to A. T. Wilson, by the beginning of the 20th century most of the Ḥasanvand had settled down in their summer quarters. They comprised some three thousand families as well as the following “dependent tribes”: Ḵamsa, Dawlatšāh, Ḏohābi, Gorjāʾi, Sālār, Bābā Sanim, Moḥammad Reżā, Basṭām, Kākolvand, Raḥmanšāh, Fawlād, Javānmard, Huz ʿAbd-al-ʿAli and Huz Ḵodāʾi (Wilson, p. 28). H. L. Rabino estimated the number of families at around four thousand and noted that the Ḥasanvand had absorbed the Amirvand tribe (pp. 13-14). In the 1930s their number was about five thousand families (Kayhān, Joḡrāfiā II, p. 63), while in the 1960s the number of families was approximately 1,500, most of them engaged in farming (“Īlāt,” p. 141).
Today, the Ḥasanvand are scattered over a large area north of Ḵorramābād, which includes the dehestāns of Ḥasanvand, Honām Basṭām, Rīmala and Dehpīr (Razmārā, Farhang VI, pp. 128-29, 174, 195, 369).
A. Houtum-Schindler, “Reisen im südwestlichen Persien,” Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin 14, 1879.
“Īlāt wa ʿašāyer-e Īrān,” in Komisyun Melli Yunesko (UNESCO), Īrān-šahr I, Tehran, 1342 Š./1963, pp. 114-66.
H. L. Rabino, Les tribus du Louristan. Paris, 1916.
A. T. Wilson, Military Report on Southwest Persia: Luristan, Simla, 1912.
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