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History of Iran also referred to as Persia
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The Samanid dynasty (819-999) was a Persian dynasty in Central Asia, named after its founder Saman Khuda. They revived Persian traditions and language after the Arab invasion of Iran. Their capitals were Bukhara, Samarqand and Herat.

The Samanids were the first native rulers after the Arabic conquest, and they are considered the beginning of the Tajik nation.

Samanid Amirs

  • Saman Khoda (819 - 864)
  • Nasr I (864 - 892)
  • Ismail I (892 - 907)
  • Ahmad II (907 - 914)
  • Nasr II (914 - 943)
  • Hamid Nuh I (943 - 954)
  • Abdul Malik I (954 - 961)
  • Mansur I (961 - 976)
  • Nuh II (976 - 997)
  • Mansur II (997 - 999)

See also: Full list of Iranian Kingdoms

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Samanid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
Samanid mausoleum (between 892 and 943) in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (photo 2003).
Samanids are considered the beginning of the Tajik nation.
To further legitimate the dynasty, the Samanids claimed to be descendants of the Sassanid spahbod and once Emperor Bahram Chobin and thus descendants of the royal Mihran Clan, one of the ancient Seven Parthian clans who governed mainland Iran for centuries.
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