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    Running head: THE BASSERI OF IRAN The Basseri of Iran Alejandra Garza Ashford University Introduction to Culture Anthropology ANT 101 Wendell Johnson Feb 13, 2011 The Basseri of Iran The Basseri culture is one of the traditional Pastoral nomads who inhabit in Iran. The Basseri speak dialect of Faris. But the majority knows only the Basseri dialect, but there few that speak Turkish or Arabic. In these research paper I will be writing a little of the aspects that identify the Pastoralism. I will also be writing about the Basseri culture and the many aspects that identify their economy, social organization and religion. Pastoralism is an economy based on herding. They mainly maintain herds of animals and use their products to support themselves. They also exchange their products to other neighborhood tribes. Pastoralists are generally nomadic and they usually follow their herds in search of food and water. The Basseri is one of a prime example of a pastoral tribe and are a tribe that is tent dwelling living in South of Iran. They raise sheep and goats, camels and donkeys are only used for draft work. Horses are used by headmen and only the ones that are wealthier. Essential Pasture is very important and a big part of the Pastoral economy of the Basseri culture. Their flock cannot survive a year without pasture. Therefore, they have to migrate to other plains to seek for good pastures for their herds. In the winter snow covers the mountains in the North leaving…

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