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Persian (predominantly Dari and Hazaragi dialects)

RELIGION

Shia Islam
Shia Islam
( Twelver and Ismaili
Ismaili
), with a Sunni minority (see Aimaq Hazara )

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The HAZARAS (Persian : هزاره‎‎) are a Persian-speaking people who mainly live in central Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, Hazara Town in Balochistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
, and Karachi
Karachi
. They are overwhelmingly Twelver Shia Muslims and make up the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan .

The dialect of Persian which they speak is called Hazaragi , which is more precisely a part of the Dari dialect continuum (one of the two main languages of Afghanistan), and is mutually intelligible with Dari.

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology * 2 Origin

* 3 History

* 3.1 19th century

* 3.1.1 1888–1893 Uprisings

* 3.2 20th century * 3.3 21st century * 3.4 Genetics

* 4 Geographic distribution

* 4.1 Diaspora

* 4.1.1 Hazara in Pakistan
Pakistan
* 4.1.2 Hazara in Iran
Iran

* 5 Culture

* 5.1 Food and cuisine

* 6 Language * 7 Religion * 8 Hazara tribes * 9 Sports * 10 Notable people * 11 See also * 12 Notes and references * 13 Further reading * 14 External links

ETYMOLOGY

Babur
Babur
, founder of the Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
in the early 16th century, records the name Hazara in his autobiography . He referred to the populace of a region called Hazaristan , located west of the Kabulistan region, north of Ghazna and south-west of Ghor .

The conventional theory is that the word Hazara derives from the Persian word for Thousand (Persian : هزار‎‎ – hazār). It may be the translation of the Mongol word ming (or minggan), a military unit of 1,000 soldiers at the time of Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
. With time, the term Hazar could have been substituted for the Mongol word and now stands for the group of people.

ORIGIN

A 1430 Persian miniature
Persian miniature
depicting Ghazan
Ghazan
and his brother Öljaitü
Öljaitü

The origins of the Hazara have not been fully reconstructed. Significant inner Asian descent – in historical context Turkic and Mongol – is impossible to rule out because the Hazara's physical attributes, facial bone structures and parts of their culture and language resemble those of Mongolians and Central Asian Turks. Thus, it is widely and popularly believed that Hazara have Mongolian ancestry. Genetic analysis of the Hazara indicate partial Mongolian ancestry. Invading Mongols
Mongols
and Turco- Mongols
Mongols
mixed with the local Iranian population, forming a distinct group. For example, Nikudari Mongols
Mongols
settled in what is now Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and mixed with native populations who spoke Persian . A second wave of mostly Chagatai Mongols
Mongols
came from Central Asia
Central Asia
and were followed by other Mongolic groups, associated with the Ilkhanate
Ilkhanate
and the Timurids , all of whom settled in Hazarajat and mixed with the local, mostly Persian-speaking population, forming a distinct group.

HISTORY

The Hazara identity in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
is believed by many to have originated in the aftermath of the 1221 Siege of Bamyan . The first mention of Hazara are made by Babur
Babur
in the early 16th century and later by the court historians of Shah Abbas of the Safavid dynasty
Safavid dynasty
. It is reported that they embraced Shia Islam
Shia Islam
between the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century, during the Safavid period. sketch of Adal (April 18, 1879), an ethnic Hazara from central highlands of Afghanistan, by William Simpson

Hazara men along with tribes of other ethnic groups had been recruited and added to the army of Ahmad Shah Durrani
Ahmad Shah Durrani
in the 18th century. Some claim that in the mid‑18th century Hazara were forced out of Helmand
Helmand
and the Arghandab District of Kandahar Province .

19TH CENTURY

During the second reign of Dost Mohammad Khan in the 19th century, Hazara from Hazarajat began to be taxed for the first time. However, for the most part they still managed to keep their regional autonomy until the subjugation of Abdur Rahman Khan began in the late 19th century. An 1880 photograph by John Burke , during the Second Anglo-Afghan War , which shows Besudi Hazara tribal chiefs somewhere in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, possibly in or around Kabul
Kabul
.

When the Treaty of Gandomak was signed and the Second Anglo-Afghan War ended in 1880, Abdur Rahman Khan set out a goal to bring Hazarajat and Kafiristan
Kafiristan
under his control. He launched several campaigns in Hazarajat due to resistance from the Hazara in which his forces committed atrocities. The southern part of Hazarajat was spared as they accepted his rule, while the other parts of Hazarajat rejected Abdur Rahman and instead supported his uncle, Sher Ali Khan . In response to this Abdur Rahman waged a war against tribal leaders who rejected his policies and rule. Abdur Rahman arrested Syed Jafar, chief of the Sheikh Ali Hazara tribe, and jailed him in Mazar-e-Sharif .

1888–1893 Uprisings

Main article: 1888-1893 Uprisings of Hazaras

The 1888–1893 Uprisings of Hazaras
Hazaras
occurred when the Treaty of Gandomak was signed and the Second Anglo-Afghan War ended in 1880, causing Abdur Rahman Khan to set out on a goal to bring Hazarajat and Kafiristan
Kafiristan
under his control. He launched several campaigns in Hazarajat due to resistance from the Hazara in which his forces committed atrocities. The southern part of Hazarajat was spared as they accepted his rule, while the other parts of Hazarajat rejected Abdur Rahman and instead supported his uncle, Sher Ali Khan . In response to this Abdur Rahman waged a war against tribal leaders who rejected his policies and rule. Abdur Rahman arrested Syed Jafar, chief of the Sheikh Ali Hazara tribe, and jailed him in Mazar-e-Sharif . These campaigns had a catastrophic impact on the demographics of Hazaras
Hazaras
causing 60% of them to perish or become displaced.

20TH CENTURY

In 1901, Habibullah Khan , Abdur Rahman's successor, granted amnesty to all people who were exiled by his predecessor. However, the division between the Afghan government and the Hazara people was already made too deep under Abdur Rahman. Hazara continued to face severe social, economic and political discrimination through most of the 20th century. In 1933 King Mohammed Nadir Khan was assassinated by Abdul Khaliq Hazara . The Afghan government captured and executed him later, along with several of his innocent family members.

Mistrust of the central government by the Hazaras
Hazaras
and local uprisings continued. In particular, in the 1940s, during Zahir Shah
Zahir Shah
's rule, a revolt took place against new taxes that were exclusively imposed on the Hazara. The Kuchi nomads meanwhile not only were exempted from taxes, but also received allowances from the Afghan government. The angry rebels began capturing and killing government officials. In response, the central government sent a force to subdue the region and later removed the taxes. Abdul Ali Mazari , leader of the Hezbe Wahdat during and following the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. He was killed by the Taliban
Taliban
in 1995.

During the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, the Hazarajat region did not see as much heavy fighting as other regions of Afghanistan. However, rival Hazara political factions fought. The division was between the Tanzáim-e nasl-e naw-e Hazara, a party based in Quetta, of Hazara nationalists and secular intellectuals, and the pro- Khomeini
Khomeini
Islamist parties backed by the new Islamic Republic of Iran. By 1979, the Iran-backed Islamist
Islamist
groups liberated Hazarajat from the central Soviet-backed Afghan government and later took entire control of Hazarajat away from the secularists. By 1984, after severe fighting, the secularist groups lost all their power to the Islamists. The Bamiyan Valley
Bamiyan Valley
, the site of the Buddhas of Bamiyan
Buddhas of Bamiyan
.

As the Soviets withdrew in 1989, the Islamist
Islamist
groups felt the need to broaden their political appeal and turned their focus to Hazara ethnic nationalism . This led to establishment of the Hezb-e Wahdat
Hezb-e Wahdat
, an alliance of all the Hazara resistance groups (except the Harakat-e Islami). In 1992 with the fall of Kabul
Kabul
, the Harakat-e Islami took sides with Burhanuddin Rabbani 's government while the Hezb-e Wahdat took sides with the opposition. The Hezb-e Wahdat
Hezb-e Wahdat
was eventually forced out of Kabul
Kabul
in 1995 when the Taliban
Taliban
movement captured and killed their leader Abdul Ali Mazari . With the Taliban's capture of Kabul
Kabul
in 1996, all the Hazara groups united with the new Northern Alliance against the common new enemy. However, it was too late and despite the fierce resistance Hazarajat fell to the Taliban
Taliban
by 1998. The Taliban
Taliban
had Hazarajat totally isolated from the rest of the world going as far as not allowing the United Nations
United Nations
to deliver food to the provinces of Bamiyan
Bamiyan
, Ghor , Wardak , and Daykundi .

Though Hazara played a role in the anti-Soviet movement, other Hazara participated in the new communist government, which actively courted Afghan minorities. Sultan Ali Kishtmand , a Hazara, served as prime minister of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
from 1981–1990 (with one brief interruption in 1988). The Ismaili
Ismaili
Hazara of Baghlan Province likewise supported the communists, and their pir (religious leader) Jaffar Naderi led a pro-Communist militia in the region.

During the years that followed, Hazara suffered severe oppression and many ethnic massacres, genocides and pogroms were carried out by the predominantly ethnic Pashtun Taliban
Taliban
and are documented by such groups the Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
. These human rights abuses not only occurred in Hazarajat, but across all districts controlled by the Taliban. Particularly after their capture of Mazar-e Sharif in 1998, where after a massive killing of some 8,000 civilians, the Taliban
Taliban
openly declared that the Hazara would be targeted.

21ST CENTURY

Karim Khalili , 2nd Vice President of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(with Turban) is standing next to Mohammed Fahim , George W. Bush
George W. Bush
, facing Hamid Karzai .

Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States
United States
, British and American forces invaded Afghanistan. Many Hazara have become leaders in today's newly emerging Afghanistan. Hazara have also pursued higher education, enrolled in the army, and many have top government positions. For example, Mohammad Mohaqiq , a Hazara from the Hezb-e Wahdat
Hezb-e Wahdat
party, was able to run in the 2004 presidential election in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, and Karim Khalili became the Vice President of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. A number of ministers and governors are Hazara, including Sima Samar , Habiba Sarabi , Sarwar Danish , Sayed Hussein Anwari , Abdul Haq Shafaq , Sayed Anwar Rahmati , Qurban Ali Oruzgani and many others. The mayor of Nili in Daykundi Province is Azra Jafari , who became the first female mayor in Afghanistan. The National Assembly of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(Parliament) is 25% made up of ethnic Hazara, which represents 61 members. A gathering of Hazaras
Hazaras
on the final day of Ramadan
Ramadan
in Daykundi Province of Afghanistan. Habiba Sarabi and Laura Bush
Laura Bush
meeting Afghan National Police
Afghan National Police
commander in Bamiyan
Bamiyan
, Afghanistan.

Although Afghanistan
Afghanistan
has been historically one of the poorest countries in the world, the Hazarajat region has been kept even more poor from development by past governments. Since ousting the Taliban in late 2001, billions of dollars have poured into Afghanistan
Afghanistan
for reconstruction and several mega-scale reconstruction projects took place in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
from August 2012. For example, there have been more than 5000 kilometers of road pavement completed across Afghanistan, of which little was done in central Afghanistan Hazarajat. On the other hand, the Band-e Amir in the Bamyan Province became the first national park of Afghanistan. The road from Kabul
Kabul
to Bamyan was also built, along with new police stations, government institutions, hospitals, and schools in the Bamyan Province , Daykundi Province , and the others. The first ski resort of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
was also established in Bamyan Province.

An indication of discrimination is that Kuchis (Afghan nomads who have historically been migrating from region to region depending on the season) are allowed to use Hazarajat pastures during the summer season. It is believed that allowing the Kuchis to use some of the grazing land in Hazarajat began during the rule of Abdur Rahman Khan. Living in mountainous Hazarajat, where little farm land exists, Hazara people rely on these pasture lands for their livelihood during the long and harsh winters. In 2007 some Kuchi nomads entered into parts of Hazarajat to graze their livestock, and when the local Hazara resisted, a clash took place and several people on both sides died using assault rifles. Such events continue to occur, even after the central government was forced to intervene, including President Hamid Karzai . In late July 2012, a Hazara police commander in Uruzgan province reportedly rounded up and killed 9 Pashtun civilians in revenge for the death of two local Hazara. The matter is being investigated by the Afghan government.

The recent drive by President Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
after the Peace Jirga to strike a deal with Taliban
Taliban
leaders caused deep unease in Afghanistan's minority communities, who fought the Taliban
Taliban
the longest and suffered the most during their rule. The leaders of the Tajik , Uzbek and Hazara communities, which together make up around 65% of the country's population, vowed to resist any return of the Taliban
Taliban
to power, referring to the large-scale massacres of Hazara civilians during the Taliban
Taliban
period.

GENETICS

Genetically, the Hazara are a mixture of western Eurasian and eastern Eurasian components. While it has been found that "at least third to half of their chromosomes are of East Asian origin, PCA places them between East Asia and Caucasus/Middle East/ Europe
Europe
clusters". Genetic research suggests that the Hazaras
Hazaras
of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
cluster closely with the Uzbek population of the country, while both groups are at a notable distance from Afghanistan's Tajik and Pashtun populations. There is evidence of both a patrimonial and maternal relation to Turkic Peoples and Mongols
Mongols
.

Mongol male and female ancestry is supported by studies in genetic genealogy as well, which have identified a particular lineage of the Y‑chromosome characteristic of people of Mongolian descent ("the Y-chromosome of Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
"). This chromosome is virtually absent outside the limits of the Mongol Empire
Mongol Empire
except among the Hazara, where it reaches its highest frequency anywhere. These results indicate that the Hazara are also characterized by very high frequencies of eastern Eurasian mtDNAs at 35%, which are virtually absent from bordering populations, suggesting that the male descendants of Genghis Khan, or other Mongols, were accompanied by women of East Asian ancestry. Women of Non-eastern Eurasian mtDNA in Hazaras
Hazaras
are at 65% most which are West Eurasians and some South Asian.

The most frequent paternal Haplogroup type found amongst the Pakistani Hazara was haplogroup C-M217 at 40%(10/25) with Haplogroup O3 (Y-DNA) at 8% (2/25) both which are Eastern Eurasian males ancestry associated with the Mongoloid ethnicity.

Low African ancestry frequencies of African ancestry has also been detected among the Hazara's. mtDNA African mtDNA Haplogroup L was also detected in Hazaras
Hazaras
at 7.5% In one study of Hazara people,two haplogroups regarded as extreme outliers geographically have also been identified at low levels among the Hazara:

* Haplogroup B (B-M60), which is normally regarded as an East African haplogroup, has been found in 5.1% (three out of a sample of 59 Hazara males), and; * Haplogroup M1 (M-M4), which is normally regarded as Melanesian , has been reported for one Hazara man, among a sample of 60 males from Mazar-e Sharif . The Hazara individual carried the SNP M186 (which is believed to be equivalent to M4).

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION

Further information: Ethnic groups in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Ethnolinguistic groups in Afghanistan
Afghanistan

The vast majority of Hazaras
Hazaras
live in central Afghanistan, and significant numbers are also found in major cities and towns. Many Hazara men leave Hazarjat to work in cities, including in neighboring countries or abroad. The latest World Factbook
World Factbook
estimates show that Hazara make up nine percent of the total Afghan population but some sources claim that they are about 20 percent. However, they fail to cite a reference. In the 1970s, they were estimated by Louis Dupree at approximately 1,000,000.

DIASPORA

Main articles: Hazara diaspora and Afghan diaspora

Alessandro Monsutti argues, in his recent anthropological book, that migration is the traditional way of life of the Hazara people, referring to the seasonal and historical migrations which have never ceased and do not seem to be dictated only by emergency situations such as war. Due to the decades of war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and the sectarian violence in Pakistan
Pakistan
, many Hazaras
Hazaras
left their communities and have settled in Australia
Australia
, New Zealand
New Zealand
, Canada
Canada
, the United States , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and particularly the Northern European countries such as Sweden
Sweden
and Denmark
Denmark
. Some go to these countries as exchange students while others through human smuggling, which sometimes cost them their lives. Since 2001, about 1,000 people have died in the ocean while trying to reach Australia
Australia
by boats from Indonesia. Many of these were Hazaras, including women and small children who could not swim. The notable case was the Tampa affair in which a shipload of refugees, mostly Hazara, was rescued by the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa and subsequently sent to Nauru
Nauru
. New Zealand agreed to take some of the refugees and all but one of those were granted stay.

Hazara In Pakistan

During the British expansion in the 19th century, Hazaras
Hazaras
worked during the winter months in coal mines, road construction and in other menial labor jobs in some cities of what is now Pakistan. The earliest record of Hazara in the areas of Pakistan
Pakistan
is found in Broadfoot's Sappers company from 1835 in Quetta. This company had also participated in the First Anglo-Afghan War . Some Hazara also worked in the agriculture farms in Sindh
Sindh
and construction of Sukkur barrage. Haider Ali Karmal Jaghori was a prominent political thinker of the Hazara people in Pakistan, writing about the political history of Hazara people. His work Hazaraha wa Hazarajat Bastan Dar Aiyna-e-Tarikh was published in Quetta in 1992, and another work by Aziz Tughyan Hazara Tarikh Milli Hazara was published in 1984 in Quetta.

Most Pakistani Hazaras
Hazaras
today live in the city of Quetta, in Balochistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
. Localities in the city of Quetta with prominent Hazara populations include Hazara Town and Mehr Abad and Hazara tribes such as the Sardar are exclusively Pakistani. Literacy level among the Hazara community in Pakistan
Pakistan
is relatively high compare to the Hazaras
Hazaras
of Afghanistan, and they have integrated well into the social dynamics of the local society. Saira Batool , a Hazara woman, was one of the first female pilots in Pakistan
Pakistan
Air Force . Other notable Hazara include Qazi Mohammad Esa, General Muhammad Musa , who served as Commander in Chief of the Pakistani Army from 1958 to 1968, Air Marshal Sharbat Ali Changezi , Hussain Ali Yousafi , the slain chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party, Syed Nasir Ali Shah, MNA from Quetta and his father Haji Syed Hussain Hazara who was a senator and member of majlis shora during the Zia-ul-Haq era.

Despite all of this, Hazaras
Hazaras
are often targeted by militant groups such as the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and others. "Activists say at least 800-1,000 Hazaras
Hazaras
have been killed since 1999 and the pace is quickening. More than one hundred have been murdered in and around Quetta since January, according to Human Rights Watch." The political representation of the community is served by Hazara Democratic Party , a secular liberal democratic party, headed by Abdul Khaliq Hazara .

Hazara In Iran

Further information: Afghans in Iran
Iran

Over the many years as a result of political unrest in Afghanistan some Hazaras
Hazaras
have migrated to Iran. The local Hazara population has been estimated at 500,000 people of which at least one third have spent more than half their life in Iran.

They have complained of discrimination in Iran
Iran
. In March 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor reported that representatives of Hazara community in Iran
Iran
have asked Mongolia
Mongolia
to intervene in supporting their case with Iranian government and prevent Iranian forced repatriation to Afghanistan.

CULTURE

Main article: Hazaragi culture Hazara girls wearing red traditional hijabs sitting next to Tajik and Pashtun girls in Ghazni
Ghazni
, Afghanistan.

The Hazara, outside of Hazarajat, have adopted the cultures of the cities where they dwell, and in many cases they have become Pashtunized and Persianized , resembling customs and traditions of the Afghan Tajiks and Pashtuns. Traditionally the Hazara are highland farmers and although sedentary, in the Hazarajat, they have retained many of their own customs and traditions, some of which are more closely related to those of Central Asia
Central Asia
than to those of the Afghan Tajiks. For instance, many Hazara musicians are widely hailed as being skilled in playing the dambura , a regional and native instrument, a lute instrument similarly found in other Central Asian nations such as Tajikistan
Tajikistan
and Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
. The Hazara live in houses rather than tents; Aimaq people in tents rather than houses.

FOOD AND CUISINE

Main article: Hazaragi cuisine

LANGUAGE

Further information: Persian language
Persian language
, Dari Persian , Hazaragi , and Mogholi language

Hazara people living in Hazarajat (Hazaristan) areas speak the Hazaragi language of Afghanistan, which is infused with a significant number of Mongolic loan words. The primary differences between Dari and Hazaragi are the accent and Hazaragi's greater array of Mongolic loanwords . Despite these differences, Hazaragi is mutually intelligible with Dari , of the main languages of Afghanistan.

Many of the urban Hazara in the larger cities such as Kabul
Kabul
and Mazar E Sharif no longer speak Hazaragi but speak standard literary Dari (usually the Kābolī dialect) or other regional varieties of Dari (for example the Khorāsānī dialect in the western region of Herat ).

Until recently, a very small number of Hazara near Herat
Herat
still spoke the Moghol language , a Mongolic language
Mongolic language
once spoken by rebels against the Mongol armies of the Il-Khanat.

RELIGION

Further information: Shi\'a Islam in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Shi\'a Islam in Pakistan
Pakistan
Masjid Jamek in Kabul
Kabul
during construction in 2008, which is the largest Shia mosque in Afghanistan.

Hazara are predominantly Shi\'a Muslims , mostly of the Twelver sect and some Ismaili
Ismaili
. Since the majority of Afghans practice Sunni Islam , this may have contributed to the discrimination against the Hazara . Hazara probably converted to Shi'ism during the first part of the 16th century, in the early days of the Safavid Dynasty
Safavid Dynasty
. Nonetheless, a small number of Hazara are Sunni , such as the Aimaq Hazaras. Sunni Hazara have been attached to non- Hazara tribes (such as Taimuris ), while the Ismaili
Ismaili
Hazara have always been kept separate from the rest of the Hazara on account of religious beliefs and political purposes.

HAZARA TRIBES

Main article: List of Hazara tribes

The Hazara people have been organized by various tribes . The Daizangi are the largest tribe, representing 57.2% of the Hazara population. However, more recently and since the inclusion of the Hazara into the "Afghan state", tribal affiliations have been disappearing and former tribal names Sheikh Ali, Jaghori, Ghaznichi, Behsud, Uruzgani, and Daizangi are also disappearing. There are smaller tribes such as Sarcheshmae, Kolokheshgi, Turkmani, Daemirdadi, Wazirgi that have remained a minority among the Hazara tribes. The different tribes come from regions such as Parwan, Bamiyan, Ghazni
Ghazni
and Maydan-Shahr and have spread outwards from Hazarajat (Main City) into Kabul
Kabul
and other parts of Afghanistan.

SPORTS

Rohullah Nikpai , two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of Taekwondo
Taekwondo
.

Many Hazara are engaged in different sports. Rohullah Nikpai won a bronze medal in Taekwondo
Taekwondo
in the Beijing Olympics 2008, beating world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain 4–1 in a play-off final. It was Afghanistan's first-ever Olympic medal. He then won a second Olympic medal for Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the London 2012 games. Afghanistan's first female Olympic athlete Friba Razayee competed in judo at the 2004 Athens Olympics , but was eliminated in the first round of competition.

Other famous Hazara athletes are Syed Abdul Jalil Waiz ( Badminton
Badminton
) and Ali Hazara (Football ). Syed Abdul Jalil Waiz was the first ever badminton player representing Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in Asian Junior Championships in 2005 where he produced the first win for his country against Iraq, with 15–13, 15–1. He participated in several international championships since 2005 and achieved victories against Australia
Australia
, Philippines
Philippines
and Mongolia
Mongolia
. Hamid Rahimi is a new boxer from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and lives in Germany. Zohib Islam Amiri the former captain of Afghanistan\'s national football team is also of Hazara descent.

A Pakistani Hazara named Syed Abrar Hussain Shah, a former Olympic boxer served as deputy director general of the Pakistan
Pakistan
Sports Board . Shah represented Pakistan
Pakistan
three times at the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing. Some Hazara from Pakistan have also excelled in sports and have received numerous awards particularly in boxing, football and in field hockey . Qayum Changezi, a legendary Pakistani football player, was a Hazara. New Hazara youngsters are seen to appear in many sports in Pakistan
Pakistan
including boys and girls from Hazara Town and Mehr Abad. Rajab Ali Hazara who is leading under 16 Pakistan
Pakistan
Football team as captain and many other youngsters representing Hazaras
Hazaras
in sports in Pakistan
Pakistan
.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Main article: List of Hazara people

SEE ALSO

* Hazara people portal

* Poems for the Hazara
Poems for the Hazara
* Ethnic groups in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
* Aimaq people * Hazara Town * Hazaragi dialect * Hezbe Wahdat * Iranian peoples * Mehrabad Alamdar Road

NOTES AND REFERENCES

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Pakistan
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Afghanistan
in Canada
Canada
is 48,090. Hazara make up an estimated 20% of the population of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
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FURTHER READING

* Monsutti, Alessandro (2005). War and migration: Social networks and economic strategies of the Hazaras
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of Afghanistan: An Historical, Cultural, Economic and Political Study (PDF). Richmond, New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-17386-5 . * Frederiksen, Birthe; Nicolaisen, Ida (1996). Caravans and trade in Afghanistan: The changing life of the nomadic Hazarbuz. Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project. London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-01687-9 . * Poladi, Hassan (1989). The Hazāras. Stockton, California: Mughal Publishing Company. ISBN 0-929824-00-8 . * Kakar, M. Hasan (1973). The pacification of the Hazaras
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of Afghanistan. New York: Afghanistan
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Council, Asia Society. OCLC
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1111643 . * Mousavi, Syed Askr (1997). The Hazaras
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of Afghanistan. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-17386-5 . * Harpviken, Kristian Berg . Political Mobilization Among the Hazara of Afghanistan: 1978–1992 (PDF). Rapportserien ved Sosiologi, Nr. 9 1996. Oslo: Institutt for Sosiologi, Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 82-570-0127-9 . * S. H. Ali; M. S. Javed. ""Helping the Hazara of Afghanistan
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