cais1.gif (153930 bytes)

CAIS Persian Text.gif (34162 bytes)

CAIS

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies


 Persian Section.PNG (9914 bytes)


Home


About CAIS


Articles


Daily News


News Archive


Announcements


CAIS Seminars


Image Library


Copyright


Disclaimer


Submission


Search


Contact Us


Links


Facebook-Button.jpg (107165 bytes)




IRANIAN PEOPLES

THE BAKHTIARIS


 

The Bakhtiari (or Bakhtiyari, Bakhtyari) are a group of southwestern Iranian who speak a Luri dialect, closely related to the Persian.

 

Numerical estimates of their total population estimated around 900,000, one third of Bakhtiari are still nomadic pastoralists, migrating between summer quarters (yeylaq or sardsir) and winter quarters (garmsir). In Khuzestan Province, Bakhtiari tribes are primarily concentrated in the eastern part of the province. 

 

There are two main tribal groups, the Haft Lang (“Seven Legs”) and the Chahar Lang (“Four Legs”), each controlled by powerful families (khānvāda). Haft Lang is divided into five bāb (blocks), including Dūrāki, Bābādī Bāb, Behdārvand (Monjezī) and Dīnāronī, Jānakī ;- Chahar Lang is divided into four bāb: Mamīvand, Masāla, Mogū’ī and Kīānersī.

 

The overall Bakhtiari Khans alternates every two years between the chiefs of the Chahar Lang and the Haft Lang.

Bakhtiaris primarily inhabit the provinces of Lorestan, Khuzestan, Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, and Isfahan. In Iranian mythology, the Bakhtiari consider themselves to be descendants of king Freydun, a legendary hero from the Persian national epic, Shahnameh.

A significant number of Iranian politicians, governors of provinces and other dignitaries are of Bakhtiari origin.

my_Iran.jpg (13682 bytes)

"History is the Light on the Path to Future"

 

Persian_NOT_Farsi_by_Shapour_Suren-Pahlav_3D2.gif (177309 bytes)


 

Encyclopaedia Iranica


BIPS.jpg (15695 bytes)

The British Institute of Persian Studies


"Persepolis Reconstructed"

Persepolis_reconstructed2.jpg (36944 bytes)

Persepolis3D


The British Museum


The Royal

Asiatic Society


Persian_Gulf_Facebook.jpg (1935028 bytes)

The Persian Gulf

Facebook Page




Please use your "Back" button (top left) to return to the previous page

Copyright © 1998-2015 The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)