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Kalasha People are ethnic grouping in Hindukush mountians boarding Afghanistan-Pakistan.

Kalasha People are ethnic grouping in Hindukush mountians boarding Afghanistan-Pakistan.

The girl is from the unique tribe Kalasha / Kalash of the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, a Dardic indigenous people of the Indo-Aryan branch speaking the Kalasha language.The Nuristani people of the adjacent Nuristan ( Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan once practiced the same polytheistic religion as the Kalasha but by late 19th century most converted to Islam, secretly continuing to practice their religion while the Kalash maintained their own cultural…

The girl is from the unique tribe Kalasha / Kalash of the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, a Dardic indigenous people of the Indo-Aryan branch speaking the Kalasha language.The Nuristani people of the adjacent Nuristan ( Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan once practiced the same polytheistic religion as the Kalasha but by late 19th century most converted to Islam, secretly continuing to practice their religion while the Kalash maintained their own cultural…

Kalash tribe in Kalash valley in N Pakistan home of the Kafir-Kalash or 'Wearers of the Black Robes', a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery & is the subject of controversy. Legend says 5 soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral & are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash.  Women wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer & hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter.  Many have blonde or red hair & light coloured eyes passed down

Kalash tribe in Kalash valley in N Pakistan home of the Kafir-Kalash or 'Wearers of the Black Robes', a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery & is the subject of controversy. Legend says 5 soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral & are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash. Women wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer & hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter. Many have blonde or red hair & light coloured eyes passed down

THE PATHANS: The Kalash: Conversions threaten Pakistan’s “Macedonian” tribe

THE PATHANS: The Kalash: Conversions threaten Pakistan’s “Macedonian” tribe

The Kalash People: The Lost Blonde Hair and Blue Eye Tribe of Alexander the Great in Pakistan

The Kalash People: The Lost Blonde Hair and Blue Eye Tribe of Alexander the Great in Pakistan

Kalash women    		The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the  Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the  North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash  language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan.

Kalash women The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan.

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