Bakhtiari Nomads of Iran

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The Bakhtiari Nomads of Iran are one of the 700 nomadic pastoralist groups that migrate between their summer (sardsīr or yaylāq) and winter quarters (garmsīr or qishlāq) with their animals. There are about 1,3 million nomads in Iran and they would produce about 35% of the country's red meat if they were left to do their job. "Bakhtiari" comes from the Persian "bakht" meaning "chance" and "yar" meaning "companion", to be best translated as "bearer of good luck".
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