There are about one and half million Nomads in modern Iran, extending from the border of Turkistan to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Most of these tribes, the Kurds, the Lurs, the Bakhtiaries, the Guilaks (on the Caspian Coast), the Baluchis, are the original invaders who, in the first millennium BC, swept down from Central Asia and settled in various parts of the Iranian Plateau. Most of the tribes of central Iran are from pure Aryan stock, while other tribes such as the Arabs of Khuzestan and Khorassan, the Turkish tribes of Quchan, the Qashqai tribes, the Shahsevan, and Afshar tribes of Azarbaijan, and the Turkmans are remnants of races that have passed through Iran at various periods of history. There are many divisions and subdivisions for each of the main tribes and tens of smaller tribes. With the expansion of education and better communications, the young generation of Iranian tribes has made great progress supplying very intelligent engineers, medical men, administrators, scientists, and even women doctors to serve the country. Today over a hundred different tribes exist in Iran, each with its own dialect, picturesque dress, dwelling-place, and chief. They are so interesting to visit due to the different lifestyles they have.
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