Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Afghanistan’s Marginalized Minority Fights Stateless Status

AAN < 1 min

RFE/RL, 30 June 2015

Interesting article about an unknown Afghan minority: the Mosulis, a nomadic people of Iraqi origin who migrated to Iran and Afghanistan during the time of the Abbasid caliphate (750–1258 AD). Mosuli people mainly live in the southeast – Khost,  Paktia and Paktika, pockets also in the capital Kabul, Kandahar and Balkh as well as across the border in Pakistan. In Afghanistan, they are considered  part of a larger group of itinerant communities called Jats (Jattan and Jath in Afghan languages).