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A tribal name referring to a people claiming Mongol descent but speaking a Turkic language. Nomadic groups of Uzbeks still exist in remote regions although, as is true with all tribal groups, most are today farmers and city dwellers. Most live in Uzbekistan but there are also many in Afghanistan as well as refugees in Pakistan and Iran. They speak the Turkic language, which distinguishes them from the Tajiks, descendent of the indigenous Indo-European population who have retained their Persian language.

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