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.).

“If we would hold the true course in love, our first step must be to turn our eyes not to man, the sight of whom might oftener produce hatred than love, but to God, who requires that the love which we bear to him be diffused among all mankind, so that our fundamental principle must ever be, Let a man be what he may, he is still to be loved because God is loved.”
–Calvin, Institutes