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, a people or tribe ostensibly of Turkish origin and living in western Turkistān and then in eastern Afg̲h̲ānistān during the pre-Mongol Islamic period.

1. History .

The Islamic geographers of the 3rd/9th and 4th/10th centuries place the K̲h̲alad̲j̲ amongst the tribes of the Turks. Thus Ibn K̲h̲urradād̲h̲bih, 28, 31, includes them in a list of Turkish tribes in the Central Asian steppeṣ; he states that their winter quarters were beyond the Syr Daryā in the Talas region, adjacent to the lands of the Ḳarluḳ, but also that t…

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Bosworth, C.E. and Doerfer, G., “K̲h̲alad̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0485>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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