Afghan Biographies

Farsiwan Ethnic Minority

Name Farsiwan Ethnic Minority
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade West-South Afghanistan
History and Biodata

Farsiwan are Dari-speaking village agriculturalists of Mediterranean substock who live in the west near the Afghan-Iranian border or in districts of Herat, Kandahar and Ghazni provinces. Estimates for 1995 vary from 600,000 to 830,000. Most are Imami Shi'a, in urban centers some are Sunni.

Last Modified 2011-04-10
Established 2009-10-14