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Hazara

[huh-zahr-uh] /həˈzɑr ə/
noun, plural Hazara, Hazaras.
1.
an Iranian ethnolinguistic group in central Afghanistan, N Pakistan, and Iran, most of whom are Shiʿite Muslims.
Origin of Hazara
< Persian hazār ‘a thousand, a military unit of a thousand soldiers’ < Middle Persian
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  • For instance, he asserts that the Hazara women fight in their tribal battles side by side with their husbands.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • This woman, with her children, were the family of a Hazara of wealth and position.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • The Afghan force consisted largely of cavalry, as did that of the gallant Hazara chief, Yezdambaksh.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Nearly every well-to-do establishment in Afghan Turkistan has one or two Hazara slaves.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Accordingly, two columns were employed, the base of one being in the Peshawar valley, and that of the other in Hazara.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Expert native authorities have a very high opinion of the handiness of Hazara slave girls.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • He was worshipped in Bunnu almost as much as in Hazara, was he not?

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon

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