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Kajars, a Turkoman tribe of North Persia, of which since 1794 the reigning family is a member; seven original divisions long scattered over Asia Minor and Syria, but settled chiefly in Persia since the invasion of Jenghis Khan (1222). Most of the Kajars are now merged in the settled populations of Khorasan, but those of Asterabad still maintain a separate tribal organisation, being grouped in two branches, Ashaki-Bashi and Yukari-Bashi, each with six sub-groups.