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Zabulistan (Persian: زابلستان) or Zabolestan is a historical region in the border area of today's Iran and Afghanistan, around the city Zabol. Zabulistan in persian means "Land of Jauvla", modern day Johals. The region is - by modern definition - located between the cities Farah (Afghanistan) and Zahedan (Iran). Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Zabol (زابل) is a city in the province Sistan and Baluchistan, in Iran, on the border with both Afghanistan and Pakistan. ... Farah (فرح ), meaning joy in Arabic, may refer to the following: People: Farrah Franklin, American singer, actress and model, better known as a former member of Destinys Child Joseph Farah, a Lebanese-American journalist Mohamed Farrah Aidid (1934–1996), Somali politician Farah Pahlavi (b. ... Zahedan (Persian: زاهدان) is an Iranian city and the center of the province of Sistan and Baluchistan. ...

The name probably covered in ancient times a much larger area, because still today a province of Afghanistan (at the border to Pakistan), at the foot of the Hindukush, is called Zabul. The Hindu Kush or Hindukush (هندوکش in Persian) is a mountain range in Afghanistan as well as in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. ... Categories: Afghanistan geography stubs | Provinces of Afghanistan ...

According to Persian mythology, Zabulistan was the country of Iranian hero Rostam. In Shahnameh, Zabulistan and Sistan are used interchangeably. The beliefs and practices of the culturally and linguistically related group of ancient peoples who inhabited the Iranian Plateau and its borderlands, as well as areas of Central Asia from the Black Sea to Khotan (modern Ho-tien, China), form Persian mythology. ... Rostam Slaying the Dragon- A miniature Painting by Master Mahmoud Farshchian. ... Shâhnameh Shāhnāmé, or Shāhnāma (Persian: )(alternative spellings are Shahnama, Shahnameh, Shahname, Shah-Nama, etc. ... Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ...

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