Bakhtiari

noun
Bakh·​tia·​ri | \ ˌbäktēˈärēˌ bäkˈtyä- \
plural Bakhtiari or Bakhtiaris

Definition of Bakhtiari

1 : a nomadic people ranging between Isfahan and Kermanshah, Iran
2 : a member of the Bakhtiari people

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First Known Use of Bakhtiari

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Bakhtiari

Persian Bakhtyārī, perhaps from bakhtyār fortunate, rich, from bakht fortune, prosperity

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“Bakhtiari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bakhtiari. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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