Studying the Lurs’ Culture in Iran

Khodayousefi, Hourieh (2013) Studying the Lurs’ Culture in Iran. Afro Asian Journal of Anthropology and Social Policy, 4 (2). pp. 130-133. ISSN 2229-4414

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The Lur people are one of the most Iranian original peoples living in the central (middle) Zagros Mountains. The Lurs’ geographic area includes large areas of south-western and southern Iran. They occupy 16 provinces of Iran. The purpose of this study is to introduce the Lur people, their geographical distribution and their social and cultural characteristics. Archaeological evidences suggest that the regions of Lurs residence were populated tens of thousands of years before their arrival. Cultural remnants of Lorestan prehistoric societies show the gradual process of passing cultural evolution of many Paleolithic era and urbanisation. Most researchers believe that Lur ethnic groups are of Aryan origin and Iranian descent. The Lori language is derived from the old Persian language and they are closely related. The Lur people speak the Lori and Laki languages, and they converted to Islam after the arrival of Islam in Iran. Political and social structure of the Lurs were tribal, based on kinship but the social status of individuals today depends on their level of education, wealth and occupation. The research method is descriptive, analytical and data collection is done in librarian method.

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