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(or Buk̲h̲āriots of Siberia). A small ethnie group, Muslim (Sunnī of the Ḥanafī school), made up of the descendants of merchants and caravaneers originating from Turkestan and established in western Siberia since the 16th century, when the commercial relations between the Emirate of Buk̲h̲ārā and Siberia were flourishing.

The Buk̲h̲ārli̊k live in contact with the Tatars of Siberia [q.v.] to whose Islamisation they have contributed, and with whom they are gradually mingling. They live principally near Tobolʾsk, Tümen and Tara, and an isolated group of B…

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Bennigsen, A., “Buk̲h̲ārli̊k”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1511>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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