What is a Hazara boy?

The Hazaras are said to be of Mongolian and Central Asian descent, and the descendants of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, who invaded Afghanistan in the 13th Century. They are mostly based in the mountainous area of central Afghanistan known as ‘Hazaristan’, or the land of the Hazaras.

Who are the Hazaras in Pakistan?

Hazaras are an ethnic group predominantly based in Afghanistan, but also with a large population in Pakistan, with estimates of this group ranging from 650,000 to 900,000. The majority of Hazaras in Pakistan, approximately 500,000, live in the city of Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan.

What is Hazara in Kite Runner?

In The Kite Runner, the Hazaras considered as the weakest and poorest race and ethnic in Afghanistan so that they have negative stereotypes like poor, slave, illiterate and disabled. Therefore, Hazaras are often disrespected and discriminated in society.

What do the Hazara believe?

Hazaras believe in the superstitions that are common in the country. Some beliefs include the evil eye, ghosts, and several other superstitions about animals and nighttime. Storytelling is a traditional Hazara habit. They tell stories of their history, their ancestors, and their heroes.

What do Hazara people wear?

A traditional outfit for an Hazara woman consists of trousers, a calf-length dress with long, full sleeves, very wide at the waist, plus a head covering. Sometimes a waistcoat is worn, which is decorated with buttons, beads, silver coins and seashells.

How old is Hazara?

History. The first mention of Hazara is made by Babur in the early 16th century and later by the court historians of Shah Abbas of the Safavid dynasty. It is reported that they embraced Shia Islam between the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century, during the Safavid period.

Where did the Hazaras come from?

Hazara, also spelled Ḥazāra, ethnolinguistic group originally from the mountainous region of central Afghanistan, known as Hazārajāt. Poverty in the region and ongoing conflict since the Afghan War (1978–92) have dispersed many of the Hazara throughout Afghanistan.