Information on the Bakhtiari (or Bakhtyari) people [IRN27115.E]

Information on this subject is scarce. For general information on this subject, please consult the attached photocopies, especially Iran: A Country Study (1987) and The New Encyclopedia Britannica (1989).

For maps locating the Bakhtiari of Iran, please consult Le Fait Ethnique en Iran et en Afghanistan (1988) and Iran: A Country Study (1987).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Le Fait Ethnique en Iran et en Afghanistan. 1988. Edited by Jean-Pierre Digard. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

Iran: A Country Study. 1987. Edited by Helen Chapin Metz. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division.

The New Encyclopedia Britannica. 1989. 15th ed. Vol. 1. Edited by Philip W. Goetz. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, p. 815.

The New York Times. 27 June 1982. Marjolane Slavin. "A Lesson on the Elderly From Nomads." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Al-Raida [Beirut]. Summer 1993 - 1996. Quarterly.

Arabia Monitor [Washington]. November 1992 - August 1993. Monthly.

Arabies [Paris]. January 1989 - 1997. Monthly.

Arab Law Quarterly [London]. 1993 - 1997. Quarterly.

Arab Studies Quarterly [Lake Forest, Ill.]. 1995 - 1997. Quarterly.

Dialogue [London]. October 1993 - 1997. Monthly.

Gulf Newsletter [London]. February 1992 - December 1994. Three per year.

The Middle East [London]. November 1988 - 1997. Monthly.

Middle East International [London]. January 1991 - 1997. Bi-weekly.

Mideast Mirror [London]. April 1995 - 1996. Daily.

Middle East Report [Washington]. September 1990 - 1997. Bi-monthly.

Monde Arabe Maghreb-Machrek [Paris]. January 1989 - 1997. Quarterly.

News From Middle East Watch [New York].

On-line search of the LEXIS-NEXIS database.

Weiner, Myron and Banuazizi, Ali. 1994. The Politics of Social Transformation in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.