Yasin , also known as Babaye-i-Yasen or Worshigum is a high mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northwestern Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. Yasin Tehsil is situated on its territory.
Although sparsely populated, Yasin was of strategic importance because it leads to a high mountain pass, to Yarkhun in Chitral, and then to Broghol Pass, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and into Tajikistan. Thus, Yasin could have formed an invasion route from Czarist Russia into British India
From 1880, Yasin was under the suzerainty of the Maharaja of Kashmir, initially ruled by the Mehtars (princely rulers) of Chitral, until it got its own ruler again, now also styled Mehtar, in 1892.
The primary languages of Yasin Valley are the (Khowar and Burushaski language). The Shina language is also spoken.
The majority of the people in Yasin are Ismailis, who lead their lives according to the Islamic principles more concerned with the imam of the time. Currently Aga Khan IV is the imam and spiritual leader of the Ismailis. However, other branches of both as Sunni and Shia Islam also live in Yasin.
Ethnically, the people of Yasin are of Burusho origin; however, there are the migrants from different parts of the country, mainly from Afghanistan.
The people of Yasin are known for their honesty, hard work and bravery.
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