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


Pakhpa, a people of East Turkestan, who give their name to the Pakhpuluk district, on the northern slopes of the Muztagh Mountains, South Yarkand. Although described as "Tatarised Aryans," the type - tall, fair complexion, light eyes, sandy hair and whiskers, regular Caucasic features - shows that they are of pure Aryan descent, perhaps originally from Cashmere or Chitral; but they now speak a corrupt form of the Yarkand-Turki language, and have long been Mohammedans (Forsyth, Mission to Kashgar, pp. 61 et seq.).

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