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Farīghūnids (Āl-i Farīgh)
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Farīghūnids (Āl-i Farīgh), a minor dynasty of emirs of Iranian origin that ruled Gūzgān (or Jawzjān) and its surroundings from 279/892 until 401/1010.  They were vassals of the Sāmānids (r. 204–395/819–1005) until they were removed by Sultan Maḥmūd of the Ghaznawid dynasty (r. 367–583/977–1187).

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The term ‘Farīghūn’ refers to an area in the north of Afghanistan bounded by Khwārazm and Transoxania. The aut…

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Seyyed Ali Al-i Davud and Translated by M.A.H. Parsa, “Farīghūnids (Āl-i Farīgh)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036096>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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