Sunday, August 29, 2004

Parsi

Also spelled �Parsee, � member of a group of followers in India of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster. The Parsis, whose name means �Persians,� are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to India to avoid religious persecution by the Muslims. They live chiefly in Bombay and in a few towns and villages mostly to the north of Bombay, but also at Karachi (Pakistan) and Bangalore (Karnataka,

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