Buzkashi بزکشی - A Central Asian horse-mounted sport or how to place a goat (or a calf) carcass in a goal...

Buzkashi بزکشی - Un sport équestre en Asie centrale, ou comment mener une carcasse de chèvre (ou de veau) jusqu'à un but ...

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  • Buzkashi - ETYM.

    ETYM. Buzkashi means literally "goat pulling" in Persian.

    ETYM. Bouzkachi signifie littéralement "tirer la chèvre" en persan.

  • Buzkashi - Two main types, Tudabarai and Qarajai

    “Buzkashi, which literally translated means “goat grabbing” is the national sport of Afghanistan. Many historians believe that Buzkashi began with the Turkic-Mongol people, and it is indigenously shared by the people of Northern Afghanistan. There are two main types of Buzkashi, Tudabarai and Qarajai. Tudabarai is relatively simple compared with Qarajai, even though they share similar objectives.” “In Tudabarai, in order to score, the rider must obtain possession of the carcass and then carry it away from the starting circle in any direction. The rider must stay free and clear of the other riders.” “In Qarajai, the task is much more complex. The player must carry the calf around a marker, and then return the carcass to the team’s designated scoring circle.” (afghan-web.com)

  • Buzkashi - Played by different peoples

    Besides Afghans, buzkashi is played by a number of different peoples like the Kyrgyz, Turkmens, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Uyghurs, Hazaras, Tajiks, and Pashtuns.

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