12 Facts About Bakhtiari people


Bakhtiari people tribes have an especially large population concentration in the cities of Masjed Soleyman, Izeh, Shahr-e Kord, and Andika, and the surrounding villages.

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Small percentage of Bakhtiari people are still nomadic pastoralists, migrating between summer quarters and winter quarters .

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Bakhtiari people was later killed and succeeded by Jahangir Khan Bakhtiyari, who is responsible for splitting the Bakhtiyaris into two groups, the Haft Lang and Chahar Lang.

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Constitutional Revolution: In Iran's contemporary history, the Bakhtiari people have played a significant role; particularly during the advent of the country's Constitutional Revolution .

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Bakhtiari people are mainly from two tribal divisions, Chahar Lang and Haft Lang .

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The British documentary series The Ascent of Man in the first part of its second episode, "The Harvest of the Seasons, " shows the Bakhtiari people making the annual migration to the summer pastures.

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Bakhtiari people are noted in Iran for their remarkable music which inspired Alexander Borodin.

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Bakhtiari people nomads migrate twice a year with their herds for pasture: in spring to the mountains in their summer quarters, and in autumn to valleys and the plains in their winter quarters .

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However, some Bakhtiari people engage in agricultural occupations, and mostly cultivate wheat and other cereal grains.

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Temporary dwellings for the Bakhtiari people include rectangular tents or brush or wood shelters.

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Recently, some Bakhtiari people have urbanized and began to settle in large villages and even in cities.

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However, after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the Bakhtiari people underwent rapid changes so presently, Bakhtiari people women don't have the same kind of privileges they had before the revolution.

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