480,000 in Afghanistan (1993). Includes 1,000 Jamshidi (1978 MARC). Population total all countries: 650,000.
Central northwest Afghanistan, west of Hazara, eastern Iran, and Tajikistan (Jamshidi and Khazara). Centers in Ghor, Badghis, and Herat provinces. Also in Iran, Tajikistan.
Chinghizi, Firozkohi, Jamshidi (Djamchidi, Dzhemshid, Jamshedi, Yemchidi), Maliki, Mizmast, Taimani, Taimuri (Taimouri, Teimuri, Timuri), Zainal, Zohri (Zuri). Dialect names could well be ethnic names, probably dialect of Dari [prs], at least Jamshidi is not much different from the Herati dialect of Dari.
Muslim (Hanafi Sunni).