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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Mohammedan territory NE. of Afghanistan, a picturesque hill country, rich in minerals; it is 200 m. from E. to W. and 150 from N. to S.; it has been often visited by travellers, from Marco Polo onwards; the inhabitants, called Badakhshans, are of the Aryan family and speak Persian.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Badakhshan`'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/badakhshan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.