Indo-Iranian peoples

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Indo-Iranian peoples or Indo-Iranic peoples, is the name given to the group that covers Iranians, Indo-Aryans and Nuristanis today. In the historical sense, it is the group that defined itself as Aryan and eventually split into Iranians, Indo-Aryans and Nuristanis. They are spoke Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages.

Indo-Iranian peoples
Indo-Iranic peoples
Lenguas indoiranias.PNG
Regions where Indo-Iranian languages are spoken
Regions with significant populations
South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia
Flag of India.svg India72% of population[1]
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan86,15% of population[2]
Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh98% of population[3]
Flag of Iran.svg Iran79% of population[4]
Flag of the Taliban.svg Afghanistan71% of population[5]
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka74.9% of population
Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan79.9% of population[6]
Flag of South Ossetia.svg South Ossetia89.9% of population
Languages
Indo-Iranian languages
Religion
Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity etc.

List of peoples[change | change source]

Name Population National-state formation
Bengali 300 million Bangladesh Flag of Bangladesh.svg
India Flag of India.svg
Punjabi 120 million Pakistan[a] Flag of Pakistan.svg
India Flag of India.svg
Marathi 83 million India Flag of India.svg
Maithili 73 million India Flag of India.svg
Gujarati 70 million India Flag of India.svg
Persian 60+ million Iran[b] Flag of Iran.svg
Pashtun 50+ million Afghanistan[c] Flag of the Taliban.svg
Sindhi 40 million India Flag of India.svg
Kurd 36.4–45.6 million[10]
Tajik 18–25 million Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan

References[change | change source]

  1. "India". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)"
  2. "Pakistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28% "
  3. "Bangladesh". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998) "
  4. "Iran". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Persian 61%, Azeri 16%, Kurd 10%, Lur 6%, Baloch 2%, Arab 2%, Turkmen and Turkic tribes 2%, other 1%"
  5. "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%"
  6. "Tajikistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Tajik 79.9%, Uzbek 15.3%, Russian 1.1%, Kyrgyz 1.1%, other 2.6% (2000 census)"
  7. "Pakistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28% "
  8. "Iran". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Persian 61%, Azeri 16%, Kurd 10%, Lur 6%, Baloch 2%, Arab 2%, Turkmen and Turkic tribes 2%, other 1%"
  9. "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%"
  10. The Kurdish Population by the Kurdish Institute of Paris, 2017 estimate. The Kurdish population is estimated at 15–20 million in Turkey, 10–12 million in Iran, 8–8.5 million in Iraq, 3–3.6 million in Syria, 1.2–1.5 million in the European diaspora, and 400k–500k in the former USSR—for a total of 36.4 million to 45.6 million globally.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Punjabis make up 44.68% of Pakistan's population.[7]
  2. Persians make up 61% of Iran's population.[8]
  3. Pashtuns make up 42% of Afghanistan's population.[9]