Hazara people facts for kids
|c. 7–8 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Pakistan||900,000. Some ~ 40,000 Afghan citizens of Hazara descent in Pakistan (2005)|
|Dari (Hazaragi) (eastern varieties of Persian)|
|Shia Islam (Twelver and Ismaili), with Sunni minorities (see Aimaq Hazara)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Aimaqs, Tajiks, Uzbeks and Turkmens|
Hazāra (Persian: هزاره) are a Persian-speaking people who mainly live in central Afghanistan and in Pakistan. They are mostly Shiite Muslims and comprise the third largest ethnic group of Afghanistan, forming about 18% (according to other sources up to 25%) of the total population. Over half a million Hazaras live in neighboring Pakistan, native to the region of Quetta and also some Hazaras live in Iran mostly as refugees.
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