By Allen J. Frank, Mirkasyim A. Usmanov
This biographical dictionary, according to a Turkic manuscript compiled in 1912, is vital for all these attracted to the Islamic background of vital Asia less than Russian and chinese language rule. protecting the interval from 1770 - 1912, it brings to lifestyles the muslim groups of Sufis and students of the jap Kazakh steppe. Its huge biographical info presents clean insights into the highbrow, political, and spiritual lifetime of a area for which indigenous Islamic resources are almost unknown. With a old and textological advent, complete English translation, broad notes, and an Arabic-script Turkic textual content.
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The eldest of the three KÊlåmbats was Qar§ KÊlåmbat. The middle one was ‘§rÊ KÊlåmbat and the youngest was Aqs§q KÊlåmbat. 24 They call the Junior Zhuz B§y —ghlÊ; [and] there are twelve ancestors: #$lim, Chåm§n (the original name was Chåm§k§y), $d§y, Burch, $l§ch§, Jabb§s; they call the seven newcomers the Seven Clans [YitÊ Rå]: T§m§, T§bin, KÊrdarÊ, Kir§yit, R§mad§n, TÊl§w, 21 The term volost’ (bolïs in Kazakh) refers to a Russian administrative unit that among Kazakh nomads typically corresponded to a sub-clan.
KÙk§n; cf. Frank and Usmanov, Materials, 25. 40 He was also the first im§m in Almaty (Vernyi); cf. Taw§rÊkh-i khamsa-yi sharqÊ, 418. Almaty was founded as a Russian fort in 1853, and was renamed Vernyi in 1855; on the founding of Vernyi cf. P. P. Rumiantsev, Uezdy Zhetysu, (Almaty, 2000), 170-171 41 General Kolpakovskii was the first Russian Governor-General of Semirech’e province. 42 It was in the year—. His age was—. Ism§#Êl b. 43 Later he was in a partnership with \asan Aqsaq§l. Then the desire to go into business on his own entered his heart, and he amassed a very great deal of capital.
Some travelers saw Chichan on a hill by the road and they greeted him. ” he related what had happened. They said, “Hey, that KÙsa cheated you; he mounted your horse and rode off. ” He replied, “Hey, is it really the case that he cheated [me], as you say,” and he returned to the encampment. And the kh§n admired what KÙsa had done and gave blessings. 48 $ld§r KÙsa is a prominent figure in Kazakh historical folklore. ” Chokan Valikhanov associates it specifically with Janibek Khan, one of the founders of the Kazakh Khanate in the 1460’s; cf.