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The Chagatai language is an extinct Turkic language which was once widely spoken in Central Asia. The word Chagatai relates to the Chagatai Khanate, the eastern part of the Mongol empire, which was left to Genghis Khan's second son Chagatai Khan. Many of the Chagatai Turk's and Tatars who were the speakers of this language, claim descent from Chagatai Khan. The Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Chagatai Khan (also spelled Djagatai), a son of Genghis Khan, controlled the Mongol Empire territories of Central Asia. ... The Mongol Empire (1206–1368) was the largest contiguous empire in world history. ... For the German pop band, see Dschinghis Khan Genghis Khan (1155/1162/1167–August 18, 1227) (Cyrillic: Чингис Хаан), (also spelled as Chingis Khan, Jenghis Khan, etc. ... Chagatai Khan (alternative spellings Chagata, Chugta, Chagta, Djagatai) was the second son of Genghis Khan. ... Chagatai Khan (alternative spellings Chagata, Chugta, Chagta, Djagatai) was the second son of Genghis Khan. ... Tatars or Tartars (Tatar: Tatarlar/Татарлар) is a collective name applied to the Turkic-speaking people of Europe and Asia. ...


It was developed as a sophisticated written language using the Arabic alphabet. It was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian, and incorporated much of the nomadic Turkish, and served as a lingua franca in Central Asia. The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing the Arabic language. ... Arabic (العربية) is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Persian (فارسی/پارسی), (local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan: Fârsi), Pârsi (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain. ... Lingua franca, literally Frankish language in Italian, was originally a mixed language consisting largely of Italian plus a vocabulary drawn from Turkish, Persian, French, Greek and Arabic and used for communication throughout the Middle East. ...


Its last speeker is thought to have died in the 1990s.


Famous Chagatai literature: Baburnama, also known as "Tuska Babure" written by first Mughal Emperor Babur. Baburnama, the memoirs of Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, commonly known as Babur (1483-1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is an autobiographical work, originally written in Chaghatai , the spoken language of the Timurids. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Zahir-ud-din Mohammad Babur , Zahiriddin Muhammad Bobur(February 14, 1483 - December 26, 1530) emperor (1526–30) and founder of the Mughal dynasty of India, a descendant of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan and Timur (Tamerlane). ...


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  • Russian imperial policies in Central Asia by H.B.Paksoy

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Chagatai language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words)
The Chagatai language is an extinct Turkic language which was once widely spoken in Central Asia.
The word Chagatai relates to the Chagatai Khanate, the eastern part of the Mongol empire, which was left to Genghis Khan's second son Chagatai Khan.
Many of the Chagatai Turk's and Tatars who were the speakers of this language, claim descent from Chagatai Khan.
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