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- See Jagatai.
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- proper n. An extinct Turkic language spoken in Central Asia until the twentieth century.
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- n. a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia (named for one of the sons of Genghis Khan)
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Two of Genghiss sons, Jochi and Chagatai, are steeped in enmity.
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Thus, at least up until then, Buddhist monks still passed back and forth through Afghanistan and thus might still have been welcomed at the Chagatai court.
But Marco's curiosity was inherited; and no Venetian was ever averse to seeing strange lands and seeking out new opportunities for trade; so the Polos decided to go on and visit the Khan of central Asia or Chagatai, and perhaps make their way back to Constantinople by some unfrequented route.
About 1321, under Kabak, the realm of the Chagatai was divided into two parts; Mávará-un-Nahr, or Transoxiana, and Moghulistan, or Jatah.
Caspian seas, the valleys of the Don and the Vulga, and northward beyond the Ural River; Chagatai had the kingdom of Mávará-un-Nahr, or
Islamic societies. claimed a relationship to Chagatai.
After Chinggis’ death in 1227 and the division of his empire among his heirs, his son Chagatai inherited the rule of Sogdia and Afghanistan and established the Chagatai Khaganate.