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  Badakhshan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badakhshan Province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
The dialects spoken in Tajikistani Badakhshan belong to the eastern branch of the Iranian languages.
The Kokcha river traverses Badakhshan from southeast to northwest, and, with the Kunduz, drains all the northern slopes of the Hindu Kush west of the Dorah pass.
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 Badakhshan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badakhshan is one of the provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 29 districts.
It is located in the north-east of the country, between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya.
The province Badakhshan has an area of 44,059 km², the capital is Faizabad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Badakhshan_Province   (136 words)

 World congress on language policies
To the north of the Badakhshan Mountainous Region are the dialects of Wanj and Darwaz.
The vocabulary of Badakhshan dialects of Ishkashim region is close to the Tajik (Dari) dialects of Afghanistan as well as to the south Tajik dialects (Kulob and Rogh).
At present, the Tajik of Badakhshan is influenced by literary Tajik, the national language of Republic Tajikistan and the language of education, literature, and the media.
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Badakhshan Province Case Study Introduction Badakhshan Province is located in the northeast corner of Afghanistan, and shares a border with Pakistan in the south, Tajikistan in the north, and China at the far eastern end.
Badakhshan boasts one of the highest rates of literacy in Afghanistan, as high as 85 per cent in the remote Sheghan district, and more than 50,000 girls are enrolled in school.
Badakhshan is one of the most remote and least accessible provinces in the country — eight districts along the Tajik border are inaccessible by car and often take weeks to reach by donkey or horse, and a near total lack of communications and electricity in these areas isolates these areas further.
www.worldbank.org /publicsector/civilservice/Badakhshan.doc   (8499 words)

 S&F Online - Public Sentiments
Badakhshan, at the time I was there, was the last full province held by the Northern Alliance, a coalition of former Mujahedeen commanders, led by Ahmed Shah Masood and representing the government of former President Rabbani, who were engaged in a civil war with the Taliban.
I was in Badakhshan to conduct a study, at the request of the Human Rights Advisor, Office of the UN Coordinator for Afghanistan, assessing vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who had newly arrived in Badakhshan.
Badakhshan, currently and at the time of these interviews, is one of the poorest and most inaccessible provinces in Afghanistan.
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 Afgha.com - Women complain of prejudice in Badakhshan
KABUL, 17 Apr 2003 (IRIN) - Women in the northeastern province of Badakhshan are calling for concrete steps to be taken towards ensuring their freedom of expression and the elimination of all prejudice against them in that province.
Badakhshan was one of the few provinces left unoccupied by the Taliban, and women there continued to have access to education, with most of the literate women in the impoverished region becoming teachers, writers or poets.
"There is a great gap of support for Badakhshan women," Ziya'i said, stressing that her office needed assistance to raise the awareness of many women who had no knowledge of their legal rights.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=32338   (754 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
Northeastern Afghanistan, including the province of Badakhshan, is ironically seen as one of the safest regions in a country rife with insecurity, especially in the south and the east.
In Badakhshan, despite the support of a 200 strong NATO-led group of international peacekeepers stationed in Faizabad, local police are often unable to defuse local feuds and disputes between armed groups.
Badakhshan is the third largest poppy-growing province in the country.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allArticles/D63405FB581D6C44872570130041F185?OpenDocument   (1609 words)

 The End of Taqiyya: Reaffirming the Religious Identity of Ismailis in Shughnan, Badakhshan - Political Implications for ...
Badakhshan enjoyed a quasi-autonomous status when the people of Badakhshan elected Yaribig, son of Shahbig, as the Amir, or chief of the region in 1068.
For centuries Badakhshan was ruled by various invaders until Amir Abd al-Rahman conquered Badakhshan in the early nineteenth century, Ismailis who had withstood conquests and the devastation wrought by invaders in the past were once again victimized.
The Ismailis of the Pamir region reside in Gorno-Badakhshan in Tajikistan, Badakhshan in Afghanistan and Sinkiang in China.
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 UNFPA: News
In Badakhshan even the border seems to be admonishing the world for a tragedy that unfolds hourly in one of the most remote and backward provinces of one of the most troubled and impoverished places on earth: the conflict-prone country of Afghanistan.
In Badakhshan, for every 100,000 babies born, 6,500 women will lose their lives: a crisis that healthcare workers maintain has as much to do with the low social and nutritional status of its victims as it does with the remote and rugged terrain.
In Badakhshan, a woman faces almost 600 times the risk of dying in childbirth than do her counterparts living in North America.
www.unfpa.org /news/news.cfm?ID=688   (1304 words)

 Footnotes to History- B
Badakhshan- Badakhshan makes up the eastern half of the republic of Tajikistan, and its Shiite inhabitants consider themselves distinct from Sunni Tajiks.
Tajikistan's independence was marked by the eruption of civil war between a variety of factions within the state; infighting between geographic cliques within the Communist Party prevented the emergence of a true Tajik identity under the Soviet Union.
Badakhshan was able to strengthen its influence in the government thanks to the Afghan war and perestroika.
www.buckyogi.com /footnotes/natb.htm   (3176 words)

 Badakhshan radio station burnt in fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
KABUL, Nov 11 (SANA): A local radio station in the northern province of Badakhshan was damaged by a fire which broke out in the night.
Shah Jahan Noori, the provincial police chief, blamed staff at the radio station for the fire, saying it was caused by carelessness which led to a short-circuit.
But the head of the province's information, culture and tourism department, Engineer Mohammad Din, rejected the police chief's claim, arguing instead that the fire was started by the "enemies of peace and stability".
www.kashar.net /complete.asp?id=2563   (85 words)

 Ismailis of Afghanistan - By Mumtaz Ali Tajjdin - Ismailis
The Ismailis in Afghanistan except Badakhshan almost 90 percent belong to the ethnic of Hazara community and 2 percent to the Tajik ethnic.
Badakhshan is an old coinage of modern Afghanistan.
In sum, the region of Badakhshan is divided into two parts, Tajikistan occupies one and another is situated in Afghanistan.
ismaili.net /Source/mumtaz/behsud/ismailis.html   (1059 words)

 Rocks & Minerals: Afghanite: Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badakhshan Province is situated in the extremely mountainous terrain of northeast Afghanistan.
Of the seven Sar-e-Sang mines, only mine number four produces exceptional lapis and is thought to be the source of the magnificent lazurite, sodalite, and afghanite specimens available today.
The general Badakhshan lazulite region extends north into the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GDX/is_3_79/ai_n6054889   (1249 words)

 Afghanistan - Introduction. Surface Geography.
The extreme dimensions of Afghanistan, as at first defined, will be about 600 miles from east to west, and 450 miles from north to south; and if we take the whole Afghan dominion, the extent from north to south will be increased to 600 miles.
Under the former head come the valleys of the Yuzufzai clan north of Peshawar, the Momads, Afridis, Vaziris, andc., adjoining that district on the west and south-west, the high-lying valleys of Chitral or Kashkar, and of the independent Pagans or Kafirs, among the loftier spurs of Hindu Kush.
Under the latter head come the eastern districts of Khost and (partially) of Kurram, the Kakar country in the extreme south-east, much of the country of the tribes called Eimak and Hazara in the north-west, and probably Badakhshan with its dependencies.
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /A/AFG/afghanistan-01.html   (1122 words)

 Tajikistan: The High Road to China
The road east begins in Khorog, the main town in Badakhshan, a huge, sparsely-populated mountain province of eastern Tajikistan, and ends in the city of Kashgar in western China.
Even a year ago, there were few Badakhshan residents who could afford to buy a television or other appliances, but now many people are buying satellite antennas,” said Bulbulsho Akobirshoev, a local man who regularly goes on buying trips to Kashgar.
Badakhshan’s traders may make a living by selling locally, but with a total population of 200,000 people on low incomes and scattered across a huge inaccessible area, the region is not much of a market for the Chinese.
www.iwpr.net /?p=rca&s=f&o=258836&apc_state=henh   (1607 words)

 VENTS D'EST :: Photographer, Pierre Claquin
Gorno Badakhshan (Mountainous Badakhshan, in Russian language) or GBAO is the Eastern part of Tajikistan, a Central Asian Republic of the ex-USSR.
The GBAO is bordered by the Afghan Badakhshan, China, Kirghiztan and Uzbekistan.
Early departure by road to Khorog the capital of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO is the province of the Pamir Mountains) in comfortable, air-conditioned four-wheal drive vehicles.
www.ventsdest.net /english/workshop_new.htm   (1924 words)

 Women dying to give birth in Afghanistan
But Gulnama, whose youthful face is scarred by patches of frostbite from the bitter winter weather in her native Badakhshan province, says she is not worried.
According to UN data, Afghanistan has among the world's highest rates of maternal mortality, and remote, impoverished, Badakhshan has the highest rates ever recorded anywhere in the world, with one mother dying in every 15 births.
The province is spectacularly beautiful, with high mountains and deep valleys blanketed by green in spring and summer, red in autumn, and white in winter.
www.awakenedwoman.com /afghan_wm_dying.htm   (780 words)

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The name Badakhshan first appears in Chinese writings of the 7th and 8th centuries AD, before which the area was ruled successively by Hephthalites, Turks, and Arabs.
In 1859 Badakhshan became tributary to Kabul, and its autonomy ended in 1881.
A British-Russian accord (1895) delineated the Panj River as part of the Russo-Afghan border separating Afghan Badakhshan from Russian Badakhshan in the Pamirs.
www.sabawoon.com /Afghanpedia/Region.Badakhshan.shtm   (268 words)

 Taliban marching on Badakhshan: Spokesman -- Says the militia starts disarming opposition supporters [Free Republic]
Suhail Shaheen told the NNI that 80 of the opposition fighters have been arrested in Taloqan and Taliban forces are making advance towards Khwaja Ghar, a main supply route of the opposition northern alliance in Takhar.
He said Taliban forces are advancing towards Badakhshan, the home province of deposed Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
Badakhshan borders the Pakistani northern town of Chitral.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a39b7fce1173f.htm   (690 words)

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The worst affected area is the northeastern province of Badakhshan where officials said floods over the last two weeks had closed several roads and hampered the delivery of aid.
He added that rising water on the Panjsheer River 90 km north of the capital Kabul, destroyed five km of roads and cut off other roads to three districts of the province.
Ten bridges were completely destroyed in different districts and the flood situation in Ghandak Valley remains serious,” he said, noting the area was still inaccessible by road, hampering damage assessment and aid delivery.
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According to the latest opium survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) last year, Badakhshan, with its production of 300 mt in 2002, is the third-largest poppy-growing area after Helmand Province in the southwest and Nangarhar in the east.
However, Gholam Rasul, the head of the Badakhshan government's drug control commission, said the steady rainfall and the people's astonishing leanings towards poppy indicated that Badakhshan could well have a bumper crop this year.
He maintained that there were 11 opium-processing laboratories in Badakhshan, most of them in Darahin District, adding that much of the opium was being smuggled over the border into nearby Tajikistan.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=33083&SelectRegion=Central_Asia   (1690 words)

 ONLINE - International News Network
Badakhshan police chief Colonel Shah Jehan Noori told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of seven factories had been wiped out in Aab Barek, Dah Dara, Hazar Mashi, Tajikha, Argital and Batwal villages of the Argo district over three days.
Asking for modern arsenal and other sophisticated techniques for the Badakhshan police to fight the criminals, Noori said they had performed well despite poorly equipped.
Sharing a vast tract with Pakistan and Tajikistan, Badakhshan officials are faced with difficulties in reigning in the drug-pushers in parts of the province.
www.onlinenews.com.pk /details.php?id=83178   (340 words)

 Houses / homes for sale or for rent in Badakhshan - Vacation Rental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Your rate of return on real estate in Badakhshan may be higher than many other investments you make.
When renting a home in Badakhshan you are usually limited to the changes/improvements you can make.
In many cases vacation rentals in Badakhshan are offered by the owners of the property but in some instances real estate agents offer vacation rentals in Badakhshan.
www.propertyworld.com /_Afghanistan_Badakhshan   (1148 words)

 Oxfam America: The Revival of Shahr-I-Buzurg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The conditions in the district of Shahr-I-Buzurg, in western Badakhshan, are amongst the most severe.
The participating farmers of the demonstration farms received training from Oxfam Agriculturists in new and improved agricultural practices and were encouraged to develop links with the other farmers of the wider community.
Oxfam will continue to assist communities in Badakhshan with innovative solutions for battling the poverty that has a stranglehold on their region.
www.oxfamamerica.org /emergency/art6664.html   (657 words)

 USATODAY.com - Strong earthquake shakes northeast Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Police also reported hearing of deaths from the quake, which was centered in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province and caused panic even in the capital, Kabul, 175 miles to the southwest.
A woman was crushed to death when a wall collapsed in Badakhshan's Shahri Buzurg district, local police chief Abdul Musbah said.
Fazel Ahmad Nazeri, a senior police officer in the Badakhshan town of Kishim, said there were also reports of deaths in the Khash area neighboring Jurm.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-04-06-quake-afghanistan_x.htm   (525 words)

 Mystery Disease Kills Thousands Of Afghan Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Authorities are waiting for test results, carried out by foreign aid workers, to find the cause of the epidemic, said Engineer Mohammad Hassan, chief of the agriculture and husbandry department of Badakhshan.
Rugged Badakhshan lies near the border with China and Tajikistan and a majority of its residents rely on agriculture.
Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
www.rense.com /general64/aagf.htm   (161 words)

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