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Old June 1st, 2018, 07:48 PM   #15
Joel Greifinger
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Default Arabs in Khorasan

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why 'Arab' if they are in Khorason province in Iran??
The Arab settlements in Khorasan began with the garrisoning of troops there in 651 and continued throughout the Omayyad and Abbasid Caliphates. Some villages in the area around Ferdows in southern Khorasan maintain a sense of separate Arab identity even as they also identify as Baluch. This dual identification is not unusual, as a variety of other groups who are not descended from the Baluch have also become integrated into Baluch social structures. Brian Spooner has written quite a bit about this over the last few decades, including this: https://repository.upenn.edu/anthro_papers/96/

For a good short overview of the ethnic make-up of Khorasan, see http://www.iranicaonline.org/article...-ethnic-groups

for more detail specifically about Arabs in Khorasan, see:
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/arab-iv
and
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/arab-iii

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