Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Darwazi, the inhabitants of the Afghan province of Darwaz between the Pamir and right bank of the Upper Oxus, are pure Aryans of Galcha stock, with mixed light and dark elements, as seen especially in the women, some of whom have European, others gipsy-like features; speech Persian, differing little from the dialect current in Bokhara; they are Mohammedans of the Sunni sect, and in other respects differ little from the Tajiks of East Turkestan. (See Dr. A. Regel, Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, July, 1882.)