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Rouran – Medieval Central Asia

By |2017-05-31T16:44:22-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|

Tomb of a Rouran princess, Yujiulu Chidilian, and her Chinese husband Xu Xianxiu, 550 AD. Yujiulu Chidilian died when she was 13 years old. About 300 AD, a group of Turkic or Mongol people called the Rouran formed a kingdom in Central Asia. They called their leader the Khan. The Rouran included people [...]

Turks and Timur – Central Asian History

By |2018-04-18T09:53:21-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|

The Mongol court (1200s AD) Starting around 300 AD the Indo-Europeans in Central Asia began to lose ground to the Altaic people. The Altaic people divided into the Mongols and the Turks. One mixed group of Mongols and Turks, the Rouran, formed an empire north and west of China (modern Mongolia and Uzbekistan). Their [...]

White Huns – Central Asian history

By |2017-05-31T12:20:22-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|

A White Hun coin In the 300s AD, the White Huns were living in the kingdom of the Rouran, in Central Asia north-west of China. Probably the White Huns were mostly Indo-Europeans who spoke a language related to Sogdian and Persian, but there were Turkic people among the White Huns as well. The White [...]