The winter mud house of the late Haji Abdul Rashid Khan, who died here in December 2009. He had led his people for 30 years at the time of his death. He was the last khan, not just among the Afghan Kyrgyz, but among any group of Kyrgyz, or Turkic-speakers, anywhere. His son recently took over the title of Khan. But being young and inexperienced, he has so far failed to rally his community...Kyzyl Qorum, campment of the former deceased Khan, Abdul Rashid Khan..Trekking with yak caravan through...
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The winter mud house of the late Haji Abdul Rashid Khan, who died here in December 2009. He had led his people for 30 years at the time of his death. He was the last khan, not just among the Afghan Kyrgyz, but among any group of Kyrgyz, or Turkic-speakers, anywhere. His son recently took over the title of Khan. But being young and inexperienced, he has so far failed to rally his community...Kyzyl Qorum, campment of the former deceased Khan, Abdul Rashid Khan..Trekking with yak caravan through the Little Pamir where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


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