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  • n. Plural form of khanate.


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  • Mongol Empire was broken into a variety of "khanates," all of which in course of time dwindled away.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • The Russian expansion into Central Asia in the middle of the last century, which swallowed up all the independent countries and khanates east of the Caspian as far as China and south to Afghanistan, was con-ducted with considerable brutality.

    The Sky Writer

  • The area of the proposed nomination was part of emerging and collapsing tribal unions, khanates, and the empires of the Scythians, Turks, Uigurs, Yenissey Kirgiz, Kidans, Mongols and Oirats.

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • Similarly, see how Teheran is throwing its weight about, sponsoring militias in the Balkans, the Caucasus and the old Silk Road khanates, supplying its Lebanese and Palestinian proxies with rockets, orchestrating attacks on U.S. soldiers in Basra, even seizing servicemen in the Gulf.

    Courtesy of the Calgary Herald

  • No one had hazarded to discover whether the speech of the known empires, khanates, emirates, hordes and kingdoms was intelligible to him.

    Excerpt: Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon

  • Will Chinese imperialism be tolerated and China permitted to expand into the other khanates of Kublai Khan without question?

    China for the World

  • The Mughal Empire was made up of many khanates that stretched over most of Asia to the borders of Europe and also included parts of the Middle East.

    China for the World

  • Military organization and discipline allowed the Cossacks to survive unrelenting assaults from an array of fearsome nomads now long vanished, from Turks, and from raiders based in the Crimean and Astrakhan Tatar khanates — Muslim states that eventually fell to expanding Muscovy.

    Russia's Holy Warriors

  • For this reason some in the Pentagon are intrigued by a basing strategy that gives us options throughout Central Asia, even if some countries collapse and we have to deal with ethnic khanates.

    A Post-Saddam Scenario

  • The conquests of the khanates of Kokand, Bokhara, and Khiva were followed by the annexation of the entire Transcaspian region in 1881.



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