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Indigenous Communities from Afghanistan

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Mauri
 
Indigenous Group Mauri (Also known as: Mawri, Marvi)
Location Afghanistan, Herat Province (Shakiban-e-Mauri, Mamizak, Nangabad, Herat)
Estimated Population 1,700 - 4,100 (Refer Population Sources below)
Environment Arid / Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Handicraft Sales / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Mauri
Classification:
unclassified Turkic language with many Farsi and Pashto loanwords
Website URLs Afghanistan country study (US Government)
Afghanistan ethnolinguistic maps
Afghanistan ethnolinguistic maps

Additional Offline Sources

Population References:
Low (1,700) from Janata, A. (1970) Rezension zu D. Frohlich: Nationalismus und Nationalstaat in Entwicklungslandern. Afghanische Studien, 3. In: Archiv fur Volkerkunde, 27: 1973, 192-194.
High (4,100) from Franz, E. (1979) Die Mauri bei Herat. Bemerkungen zu einer kleinen Volksgruppe in Afghanistan. In: Sociologus, 29,
2: 1979, 168-177.
NGOs None found

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