Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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Oghuz

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Author(s): Golden, Peter B.
The Oghuz tribal union derived from groups within the Türk Qaghanate; they were led by a Yabghu and inhabited the Syr Darya–Aral Sea region. The Eastern Old Turkic (EOT) ethnonym Oghuz initially denoted a kinship grouping (cf. Chin. 九 姓 Jiu Xing “Nine Surnames/clans” translated into Chinese as Toquz Oghuz [“The Nine Oghuz”]). Its earliest attestation may be Hujie 呼揭 (Old Chin. hâ/hâh gat, Early Middle Chin. xɔ gɨat) or Wujie 烏揭 (Old Chin. ʔâ gat/kat, Early Middle Chin. ʔɔ gɨat), which may transcribe *Hagaŕ (Oghur? the Western Old Turkic [WOT] variant of Oghuz), a people con…
Date: 2020-02-11