Monday, April 2, 2012
During the month of April, I will be posting on the A-Z Blogging Challenge. My theme is the Hunzas
Today is B for Burushas
The Burushas people are found in 3 daunting mountainous areas of Northern Pakistan..... the Hunza, Nagar and Yasin Valleys.
Most of the people live in the Hunza Valley and the language is known as Burushaski. Hunza shrouds a mystery of the Burusko people as their origin is completely unknown. They cling to a popular myth that 3 generals ran away from Alexander the Great's army, married Persian women and settled in the Hunza Valley.
The rugged elevation of the Himalayas, kept them in isolation for around 2000 years.
Since there has been no written language of the Burushaski, the true historical beginning of the Hunzas will remain forever a mystery.
The picture is of present day Hunza men on the way to work their vegetable gardens in the same manner as they've done for a thousand years.