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The nomads suffer frequent accidents and losses of livestock when they clamber over snow-covered cols and through rock-encumbered gorges and when they either swim or float on rafts held up with inflated goatskins across the Kārūn and other raging rivers at the time of the snow-melt.
Despite all these difficulties, seasonal migration is necessary because of the prevalence of cold and snow in the from May to September, and often also the exhaustion of the pastures after several months of intensive use.
Other possible ways to solve the problem have been suggested, for example to combine sheep folding with fodder crop cultivation and short-range transhumance; but for the time being, in the absence of any satisfactory alternative, nomadism remains the only feasible technique for efficient pursuit of livestock raising in this region. The tribe’s main economic activities are determined by the migration cycle.
The Baḵtīārī are primarily breeders of sheep and goats, which provide most of their cash income (from sale of lambs for slaughter and to a lesser extent clarified butter), much of their food (milk and milk products and on rare occasions meat), and raw materials (wool, goat-hair, and leather) for their handicrafts.
In the 1970s, the Baḵtīārīs numbered in all approximately 600,000, and about one third of them were nomadic.
They are Twelver Shiʿites and speak a Lori dialect.
The lambs and kids are born in or around February in the and sold in the autumn after being fattened on highland pastures.
The ewes, after the lambing, are milked for human consumption until June.
The nomads and some sedentary people live in the tribal territory, called the “Baḵtīārī country” ( stretching from the Dez river, Šūštar, and Rām Hormoz on the west to Dārān and the outskirts of Šahr-e Kord on the east (see Figure 14).
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