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- n. Plural form of Khivan.
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On the pretext that the Khivans had aided the rebellious Kirghiz, the
Khivans with my importance, and that on this occasion it was better to ride in without any caravan than with the small one I possessed.
We were followed by crowds of people; and as some of the more inquisitive approached too closely, the Khivans who accompanied me, raising their whips in the air, freely belaboured the shoulders of the multitude, thus securing
The two Khivans rode first; I followed, having put on my black fur pelisse instead of the sheep-skin garment, so as to present
The Czar's Government also accused the Khivans of holding some Russian subjects in captivity, and of breaking their treaty of 1842 with Russia by helping the Khirgiz Horde in a recent revolt against their new masters.
Khivans carry on their iniquitous barter of Persians with the Toorkomans in security.