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Das̲h̲t-i Ḳi̊pčaḳ
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, the Ḳi̊pčaḳ Steppe, was the Islamic name of the territory called Comania by Christian writers: the great plains of what is now Southern Russia and Western Kazakhstan. Both names were given while This region was still dominated by the Ḳi̊pčaḳ or Comans (the Das̲h̲t-i Ḳi̊pcāḳ is mentioned in the Dīwān of Nāṣir-i K̲h̲usraw, who died between 465/1072 and 470/1077): they were retained when it passed under the control of the Golden Horde [see batu’ids ], who subjected and absorbed the Ḳi̊pčaḳ whilst adopting their speech in place of their native Mongolian. John de Plano Ca…

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Boyle, J. A., “Das̲h̲t-i Ḳi̊pčaḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8463>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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