National Geographic : 1919 Nov
WHERE SLAV AND MONGOL MEET RUBY AND AMETHYST IN FERTILE FERGHANA Their homeland lies to the north of the Pamir, that elevated region which forms the southeastern border of Bokhara and which native tribes call the "roof of the world." These little ladies in their parti-colored robes are Sarts, a term said to have originated with the nomads as an opprobrious nickname for sedentary peoples. Nowadays it is commonly applied to the city-folk of Central Asia as opposed to the agricultural,. or rural, population.