Turk Shahi
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Turk Shahi
Turk Shahi
665-850
Tamga of the Turk Shahi of Turk Shahi
Tamga of the Turk Shahi
Lands of the Turk Shahi in 700 AD, after the secession of Zabulistan.
Lands of the Turk Shahi in 700 AD, after the secession of Zabulistan.
CapitalKabul
Religion
Buddhism
Tegin 
o 665 - 680
Barha Tegin
o 680 - c. 730
Khorasan Tegin Shah
o ? - c. 850
Lagaturman
Historical eraEarly Middle Ages
o Established
665
o Disestablished
850
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Today part ofAfghanistan
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Associated Historical Names for the Region

The Turk Shahi (Turkish: Türk ?ahiler) were a Turkic dynasty that ruled from Kabul and Kapisa in the 7th to 9th centuries. They replaced the Nezak - the last dynasty of Bactrian rulers with origins among the Xwn (Xionite) and/or Huna peoples (who are sometimes also referred to as "Huns", under the controversial belief that they were linked to Huns that invaded Eastern Europe during a similar period).

Kabulistan was the heartland of the Turk Shahi domain, which at times included Zabulistan.[4] and Gandhara.

During their rule, the Turk Shahi were an obstacle to the eastward expansion of the Abbasid Caliphate.

The last Shahi ruler of Kabul, Lagaturman, was deposed by a Brahmin minister[who?] in c. 850, signaling the end of the Buddhist Turk Shahi dynasty, and the beginning of the Hindu Shahi dynasty of Kabul.[5]

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References

  1. ^ Marshall Cavendish Corporation (2006). Peoples of Western Asia. p. 364.
  2. ^ Bosworth, Clifford Edmund (2007). Historic Cities of the Islamic World. p. 280.
  3. ^ Borrero, Mauricio (2009). Russia: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present. p. 162.
  4. ^ "15. The Rutbils of Zabulistan and the "Emperor of Rome"". Pro.geo.univie.ac.at. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "16. The Hindu Shahis in Kabulistan and Gandhara and the Arab conquest". Pro.geo.univie.ac.at. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ CNG Coins



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