Ghorbat



ETHNONYMS: Ghurbat, Gurbet, Qorbat


Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. The Ghorbat were divided into three major lineages, which were further divided into a total of eighteen patrilineal descent groups. Following the principle of segmentary systems, each of these descent groups was further divided on an average every second generation.

Bibliography

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Rao, Aparna (1982). Les Gorbat d'Afghanistan: Aspects économiques d'un groupe itinérant "Jat." Paris: Eds. ADPF/Institut Français d'Iranologie de Téhéran.


Rao, Aparna (1986). "Roles, Status, and Niches: A Comparison of Peripatetic and Pastoral Women in Afghanistan." Nomadic Peoples 21-22:153-177.


Rao, Aparna, and Michael J. Casimir (1988). "How Non-Food-Producing Nomads Obtain their Food: Peripatetic Strategies in Afghanistan." In Coping with Uncertainty in Food Supply, edited by Igor De Garine and G. A. Harrison. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

APARNA RAO

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