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Hazaras
هزاره
Total population
c. 7–8 million
Regions with significant populations
 Afghanistan 2,841,000
 Pakistan 900,000. Some ~ 40,000 Afghan citizens of Hazara descent in Pakistan (2005)
 Iran 500,000
 Europe 130,000
 Australia 18,000 (2014)
 Canada 4,300
 Indonesia 3,800
Languages
Dari (Hazaragi) (eastern varieties of Persian)
Religion
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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