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- n. Plural form of Tokharian.
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Khotanese had begun to translate Buddhist texts into their language by the mid-sixth century, at about the same time as the Tokharians had begun to do likewise, the greatest efforts in such work were at this time.
As the Tokharians of Turfan were likewise an immigrant community that had come from the West, the Sogdian refugees probably received a sympathetic reception from them.
Manichaeism, the dualistic religion originally from Persia that posited an ongoing battle between equal forces of good and evil, was condemned as perverse doctrine, but it was permitted to Persians and Tokharians, who had introduced it (694, 719) and who were favored for their competence in astronomy and astrology.