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, (1) a town in southern Turkey, formerly the Armenian town of Sīs [q.v.], and now administrative centre of Ḳōzān district ( kaza ) in the province of Adana.

(2) in Ottoman times, that portion of the Taurus Mountains comprising the present districts of Kadirli, Ḳozān, Feke and Saimbeyli. This name originated with the Ḳozān-og̲h̲lu derebeys [see below] who controlled the area during the 18th and much of the 19th centuries.

The origin of the Ḳōzān-og̲h̲lu dynasty and its name is uncertain. According to Aḥmad Ḏj̲ewdet Pas̲h̲a, the family came from the Ari̊ḳ tribe, on…

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Gould, A.G.. "Ḳōzān." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2016. Reference. 29 May 2016 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/kozan-SIM_4455>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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