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The Parsis are a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin, descended from the Persons, and now found predominantly in western India. A Parsi is a member of the sect, the larger of two Zoroastrian communities in the Indian subcontinent. Tradition holds that the Parsis had their origin in a group of Iranian Zoroastrians who emigrated to western India a thousand years ago, their long presence in the region distinguishing them from the Iranis, who are of more recent origin.



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