Kalash : A unique culture related to Alexander the Great and his ancient Greek army

 

 

Pakistan: Kalash valley culture at risk from Taliban

From Guardian

Taliban violence in north-western Pakistan has reached Chitral, threatening the unique culture of the Kalash minority, many of whom claim to be related to Alexander the Great and his ancient Greek army.

The Kalash valley, in north-western Pakistan, is home to a tiny number of non-Muslims in Chitral. The Kalash have unique customs, including the consumption of alcohol and the worship of several Gods.

The Chitral population is estimated to number between 3,500 and 5,000.

Read also older articles about the Kalasha community and their claims on being of Greek origins.

Kalash: “Most of us are of Greek Origin through Alexander’s soldiers”

The Unique Culture of Kalash

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Pictures from the FB page of the Kalasha Community

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