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Hazara

[huh-zahr-uh] /həˈzɑr ə/
noun, plural Hazara, Hazaras.
1.
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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  • This woman, with her children, were the family of a Hazara of wealth and position.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • I saw the mother during my visit, she was a good-looking woman for a Hazara.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • 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.

  • For many months the Hazara highlands are buried under successive sheets of snowdrift.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Nearly every well-to-do establishment in Afghan Turkistan has one or two Hazara slaves.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Expert native authorities have a very high opinion of the handiness of Hazara slave girls.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich

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