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Old 26th February 2020, 10:21 PM   #13
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For all practical purposes the last one looks like Afghani chíhura ( blade) with Indian handle. Nothing surprising: there had never been a sharp impenetrable border between the two areas. A lot of Makhsud lived ( and still live) in Pakhtunhwa province of what is now Pakistan ( formerly part of Raj India).
Such borderline areas are spread all over the World: Central Asian Khanates and Afghanistan, Greeks in Ottoman Anatolia and Bulgarian Turks, Oman/ Baluchistan etc. Thatís why attributing ethnic/ cultural objects of 18-19 century to current national borders makes no particular sense.
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