, more correctly B/Pinākat̲h̲ (thus in Muḳaddasī, 277, l. 1; in Sogdian: Bi/unēkat̲h̲, “chief town”, “capital”), but in D̲j̲uwaynī, i, 47 Fanāka(n)t—a small town at the confluence of the Ilak (today the Āhangarān/Angren), flowing from the right, with the Jaxartes (Iranian: Ḵh̲as̲h̲ant— cf.
Ḥudūd al-ʿĀlam , 118, 210 ff., and also
ibid., 72, where it is named Ūzgand). It lies almost south-east of Tas̲h̲kent (Čāč/S̲h̲ās̲h̲) and was once a flourishing place (
Ḥudūd al-ʿĀlam, 118), possessed however no walls and had its mosque in the bazaar (Muḳaddasī, 277; cf. also al-Ḵh̲wārizmī, in C. A…