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Arab Specialist on Conflict in Syria, West's Attitude to Christian Minorities

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The Kalash are indigenous people of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.    Some in the academic community have speculated that the Kalash might be from ancient Middle Eastern populations, an indigenous population from South Asia, or members of Alexander the Great's army. Though often overstated, instances of blond hair or light eyes are not uncommon.

The Kalash are indigenous people of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Some in the academic community have speculated that the Kalash might be from ancient Middle Eastern populations, an indigenous population from South Asia, or members of Alexander the Great's army. Though often overstated, instances of blond hair or light eyes are not uncommon.

The Kalash are fascinating. Kalash people are a non-Muslim aboriginal minority living on the fringes of northern Pakistan, the only ones not following the religion in all of Pakistan. Their genetic makeup is so pure and distinct, that they are unlike other human races, thanks to their evolving DNA and rare alleles. Their isolation have helped them to preserve their culture.  Even more interesting, most don't look Caucasian like this girl, but their gene pool creates great variation.

The Kalash are fascinating. Kalash people are a non-Muslim aboriginal minority living on the fringes of northern Pakistan, the only ones not following the religion in all of Pakistan. Their genetic makeup is so pure and distinct, that they are unlike other human races, thanks to their evolving DNA and rare alleles. Their isolation have helped them to preserve their culture. Even more interesting, most don't look Caucasian like this girl, but their gene pool creates great variation.

A child of the Kalash people.  The Kalash live in the Hindu Kush mountain range and may be descended from Alexander the Great's army.  They practice a polytheistic religion, allow men and women to mix freely, and speak a language related to Greek, things which make the Kalash very different from their Muslim neighbors.

A child of the Kalash people. The Kalash live in the Hindu Kush mountain range and may be descended from Alexander the Great's army. They practice a polytheistic religion, allow men and women to mix freely, and speak a language related to Greek, things which make the Kalash very different from their Muslim neighbors.

Beautiful women of Kalash, “who legend says are part-fairy and part-human because of their ethereal  beauty. Local people say the Kalash woman can make a man lose his  religion. As the story goes, when a Kalash woman drinks water, you can  see it streaming down her throat. Yet they are considered impure in  their own community; they are also called ‘whiter than the white.’”

Beautiful women of Kalash, “who legend says are part-fairy and part-human because of their ethereal beauty. Local people say the Kalash woman can make a man lose his religion. As the story goes, when a Kalash woman drinks water, you can see it streaming down her throat. Yet they are considered impure in their own community; they are also called ‘whiter than the white.’”

Kalash girl , Chitral, Pakistan Kalash women The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan.

Kalash girl , Chitral, Pakistan Kalash women The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan.

laiba Hazrat, age 6. Candid photos of Afghan refugee children playing in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

21 Powerful Portraits Of Afghan Refugee Children

laiba Hazrat, age 6. Candid photos of Afghan refugee children playing in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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