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- n. One of a Central Asian nomadic confederation of the AD 5th–6th centuries.
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Although most earlier Hephthalite rulers were patrons of Buddhism, Mihirakula was anti-Buddhist and his attacks on the monasteries were supposedly fomented by Manichaean and Nestorian Christian ministers.
Allied with the Turks of Transoxiana, Khusrau finally brought an end to Hephthalite power.