- an Iranian ethnolinguistic group in central Afghanistan, N Pakistan, and Iran, most of whom are Shiʿite Muslims.
Origin of Hazara
< Persian hazār ‘a thousand, a military unit of a thousand soldiers’ < Middle Persian
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Examples from the Web for hazara
Qais is an Afghan of mixed ethnic heritage, self-described as “a Pashtun with Hazara eyes.”A Carpet Weaver’s Essential Afghan Memoir: Qais Akbar Omar’s ‘A Fort of Nine Towers’
John Kael Weston
June 6, 2013
The twin attacks in Quetta, he says, specifically targeted the local minority Shia (or Hazara) community.
The worst attack occurred after nightfall on Thursday at a snooker club in Quetta in an area frequented by Hazara Shia Muslims.
I saw the mother during my visit, she was a good-looking woman for a Hazara.
This woman, with her children, were the family of a Hazara of wealth and position.
He was worshipped in Bunnu almost as much as in Hazara, was he not?The Disputed V.C.
Frederick P. Gibbon
These are all beyond the Indus, except Hazara, which is to the east of that river.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier
T. L. Pennell
For many months the Hazara highlands are buried under successive sheets of snowdrift.The Gates of India