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  1. Yaglakar

    Skiing Türks

    Denis Sinor. 1990. The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia. Cambridge University Press. pages 288-289 Denis Sinor. 1990. The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia. Cambridge University Press. pages 289-290 Yenisei Kirghiz (Minusinsk Hollow): Michael Drompp. 2002. The Yenisei Kyrgyz from...
  2. BordoEnes

    Scythians and Saka: Iranic or Turkic?

    The thing i want to make sure here is that i have no secret agenda whatsoever. This is a geniune question to the experts in the forum. I myself have zero knowledge regarding Scythians/Saka and as such seek clarification on the matter from people who do have some idea. That being said, the...
  3. S

    I am an Iranian Azeri trying to figure out who my people were

    Hi guys, Im very interested in History and something that is a mystery to me is my own history and heritage. (The irony) Some people say that Azeris of Iran are ethnically Persian who later became Turkified in language but kept their Persian culture. I personally do not believe this. Some...
  4. Visigoth Panzer

    Was there a Turkic speaking state with a strong navy aside from the Ottomans?

    The only Turkic speaking state with a notable navy that I can think of was the Ottoman Empire, can anyone think of another one?
  5. Valens

    Were Magyars a Turkic tribe?

    Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin in the IX century is usually regarded as the last major invasion event in European history in which the peoples from the east (Asia) permanently settled in Europe, though various other peoples from the steppes of Asia invaded Europe during the later...
  6. G

    How did Persian culture survive under Turkic rule in middle ages

    Its understandable that Persians got co-opted by Abbasids and also had many native dynasties such as Samanids, Buyids etc. which allowed them to retain their Persian culture (minus their original faiths). However how did they manage to survive the Turkic Koyunlu rule in the Middle Ages and the...
  7. S

    Genghis Khan | Mongolian or Turkic origin?

    So guys, I was having a big dispute with myself about Genghis Khan's ethnicity. As we all know today, people say that he was Mongolian. However, I do not agree with that because of the following reasons: 1) Mongolian Empire was huge, therefore Mongolian language had to spread out around the...
  8. Kretan182

    When did the First Bulgarian Empire change from a Turkic to Slavic state?

    The Bulgars were a group of Eurasic-Turkic nomads who migrated from the steppes of Central Asia to the region of Moesia, and established their "khanate" north of the Byzantine Empire's border after they defeated Constantine IV's army in 681. The Bulgars were a dominant ruling class who...
  9. A

    Did construction of Great wall of China had any effect on migration of Turkic tribes?

    As the title suggest, I am interested in knowing whether construction of Great wall of China had an effect on migration of Turkic tribes westward. My opinion is that construction of Great wall of China forced Turkish/Mongol tribes to migrate westward setting up a dominos effect which changed...
  10. Druzhina

    Turkic boot straps and attached garters

    Adapted from CLOTHING ‘The Saljuqs and the post-Saljuq period by Elsie H. Peck 'A characteristic fashion for rulers and men of high rank in the late 12th and early 13th centuries was tall boots, a natural choice of footgear for nomadic peoples, with a long tradition in Persia, from the...
  11. T

    Why did the Turkic peoples fail to get rid of Russian rule

    Why did the Turkic peoples fail to get rid of Russian rule? The brutal sovietization and Russification of Turkic peoples is totally ignored by the history. I mean Russian is still lingua franca in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and almost all Uzbeks and Turkmens still speak Russian. Why didn't they...
  12. T

    The indigenous people of Crimea were Turkic

    The Tauri (/ˈtaʊəri/; Ταῦροι in Ancient Greek), also Scythotauri, Tauri Scythae, Tauroscythae (Pliny, H. N. 4.85) were a people settled on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula, inhabiting the Crimean Mountains and the narrow strip of land...
  13. T

    Were the Central Asian cities at the time of Mongol invasion more Iranian or Turkic

    I've always asked myself if the Central Asian cities like Merw, Urgench, Bukhara or Samarkand were ethnically more Turkic or Iranian at the time of Mongol invasion. The Khwarzmian dynasty, which was invaded by Ghengis Khan was definitely Turkic. Well, the rulers were Turkic but I think that the...
  14. A

    Are Anatolian beyliks really Turkic?

    i know the thread stupid :D i cant see any mongoloid in them from Eastern Anatolians(i think they are native to eastern Anatolia)-Seljuq period Artuqid beylik look their eyes big :D Danishmend>>big nose , asians cant have big nose Turks=Anatolian. Torko-mongol fachist want to stole our...
  15. T

    Was the Mongol empire actually more Turkic than Mongolian?

    I'm not a Turkocentrist but wasn't the "Mongol empire" actually more Turkic than Mongol? Especially in the end phase. History books say that Russia was ruled by Mongols but weren't they actually Turkic? The Tatars speak a Turkic language and they ruled over the Russians. The Golden Horde was...
  16. Joe Freeman

    Religion of the Turkic peoples

    Now almost all countries that have Turkic background are Muslim. But since they came from Mongolia, and Mongolia is Buddhist and has been like that for a long time, that means they converted to Islam at some point. How did this happen, and when? Was the Golden Horde Muslim or Buddhist? Why would...
  17. T

    Did Alexander the Great ever fight against a Turkic tribe?

    Good evening:) I couldn't find any sources over it if Alexander the Great fought against a Turkic tribe in his conquests of Central Asia so I wanted to ask the experts here if you can find a source about Alexander if he met a Turkic speaking tribe. I know that He fought against the Scythians in...
  18. D

    Turkic genetic impact on Romanian people (Kipchaks Cumans Ottomans)

    Hello Historum! The following pictures are a slide show of ethnic Romanians with eastern features from Wallachia and Moldavia. During the history of Romania, many Turkic people (Kipchaks Cumans and finally the Ottomans) controlled the territory of present-day Romania, which has anthropological...
  19. unity

    Turkic states ruled by Chinese dynasties

    Some Turkic and other nomadic leaders claimed descent from well known Chinese people or heroes, especially to connect themselves with the ruling family in China if they were outside of China, or integrate themselves with the Chinese population. I am talking about paternal descent here (through...
  20. B

    Central Asia: Genocide of millions Caucasoid by Mongoloid invaders ( Mongol / Turkic)

    For Russians this seems to be the general history. FOR ME.... I'm not sure so I wanna know how many of you agree with this general theory. I've asked many Russian professor including one Kazakh who studied about the history of Central Asia before and their response are almost similar, they all...