ˌbäktēˈärēˌ bäkˈtyä-
plural Bakhtiari or Bakhtiaris
: a nomadic people ranging between Isfahan and Kermanshah, Iran
: a member of the Bakhtiari people

Word History


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

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bakhtiari was in 1911

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“Bakhtiari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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