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
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