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Khorasani Turks

Khorasani Turks
Total population
approx. 400,000-1,000,000[1][2]
Regions with significant populations
North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan, Golestan
Languages
Khorasani Turkic and Persian
Religion
Shia Islam
Related ethnic groups
Other Turkic peoples

Khorasani Turks (Persian: ترک‌های خراسان‎, Khorasani Turkish:خوراسان تؤرکلری; often described as Qizilbash)[citation needed] are a Turkic ethnic group inhabiting part of North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan and Golestan provinces of Iran, as well as in the neighboring regions of Turkmenistan up to beyond the Amu Darya River, and speak Khorasani Turkic.

The Khorasani Turks are not to be confused with other Turkic groups which have arrived in Khorasan more recently, especially Iranian Azerbaijanis, who had a presence in the area, especially in Mashhad, from about the early 20th century.[3]

Nader Shah was a Khorasani Turk

Tribes of Khorasani Turks

Bayat

Lives mainly in Nishapur (near 120,000-150,000).

Qarachordu

Lives mainly in Isfarayen (near 130,000-150,000).

Imarli, Bukanli, Cuyanli, Pehlivanli, Boranli and Kilicanli

Lives mainly in Bojnord.

Timurtash and Nardin

Lives in Gorgan city center.

Godari

Lives in Sini.

Afshar

Lives in most areas of Greater Khorasan.

Ramiani

Lives in Ramian, Azadshahr and Gonbad-e Kavous counties of Golestan province.

Hajilari

Lives in Minoodasht, Galikesh, Kalaleh, Gonbad-e Kavous counties of Golestan province.

Qarayi

Lives in Torbat-e Heydarieh.[4]

Notable Khorasani Turks

See also

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