Ḳumān
(649 words)

, a Turkish people whose origin is connected with Central Asia. In all probability their forefathers are to be found in the people indicated by Marwazī [ Ṭabāʾiʿ al-ḥayawān , ed. Minorsky, 18, § 3), as s̲h̲ārī ( sārī ), identical with the Yellow Uyghurs, who since about 850 A.D. were living to the east of the Tarim basin. This name is probably derived from their physiognomy, varying from that of the other Turkic peoples. At the beginning of the 11th century A.D. (ca. 1012-18), the Sārī left their homeland under the pressure of the Ḳūn [q.v.] who were migrating to the west before the Ḳitāy.…

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Hazai, G., “Ḳumān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4505>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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