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Karateghins, an Iranian people of Eastern Turkestan akin to the Tajiks and Galchas of Kohistan; speech a Persian dialect with some local peculiarities, but differing little from the dialect current in the Zerafshan Valley. The Karateghins, who number about 100,000 altogether, are, in the strict sense of the expression, the "hewers of wood and drawers of water" throughout Russian Turkestan.