The most obvious characteristic of nomadic tribes (Iranian nomads) is their way of life, which, unlike rural and urban settlers, is in constant migration of their black tents and herds.
Nomadic tribes, which are one of the important attractions of cultural tourism, are scattered in all parts of Iran.
The nomadic community of Iran, consisting of more than one hundred tribes and with several million members, is one of the largest ethnic groups and plays a significant role in providing protein, dairy and agriculture to the country. We now have more than one million nomadic people and 5 million herdsmen who have a permanent place to live but migrate half a year. Iranian nomads provide more than 25% of the country’s skin and meat.
The nomads of Iran are divided into main ethnic groups: Lor, Fars, Turk, Turkmen, Arab, Baluch and Alikai. Usually, Iranian tribes and nomads are divided into 8 categories in terms of language. Turkmen, Turkic, Persian, Kurdish, Lor, Arabic, Baluch and Alikai.