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  Turks. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although Islam is the religion of the majority of Turks, its importance came relatively late.
In succeeding centuries control of the area passed from the Oghuz Turks to the Uigurs and to the Kyrgyz, who were the last Turkic peoples to reside in Mongolia.
The Turks embraced the Sunni Muslim faith and began to migrate to the Middle East.
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 Oghuz Turks
The depiction of an archer shooting an arrow was the flag of the Seljuk Empire, founded by the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century.
In the 8th century, the Oghuz Turks made a new home and domain for themselves in the area between the Caspian and Aral seas, a region that is often referred to as Transoxiana, the western portion of Turkistan.
Oghuz Turkish literature includes the famous Book of Dede Korkut which was UNESCO's 2000 literacy work of the year, as well as the Oguznama and Köroğlu epics which are part of the literacy history of Azerbaijanis, Turks of Turkey and Turkmens.
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 Oghuz Turks - Definition, explanation
From the 5th century onwards, the Oghuz were the founders and rulers of several important Turkic kingdoms and empires, the most notable of them being the Gokturks, Seljuks, Safavids and the Ottomans.
The name Oghuz (also pronounced Okuz) is derived from "arrow" and "tribes." The depiction of an archer shooting an arrow was the flag of the Seljuk empire, which was founded by the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century.
Oghuz Turkish literature includes the famous Book of Dede Korkut which was UNESCO's 2000 literacy work of the year, as well as the Oguznama and "Koroglu" epics which are part of the literacy history of Azerbaijanis, Turks of Turkey and Turkmens.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/o/og/oghuz_turks.php   (1951 words)

  
  Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
The name Oghuz (also Oguz) is derived from the words "arrow" and "tribes." The depiction of an archer shooting an arrow was the flag of the Seljuk empire, founded by the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century.
The Oghuz Turks are labeled by some historians as "the purest of Turks" in terms of race, language and culture.
In the 8th century, the Oghuz Turks made a new home and domain for themselves in the area between the Caspian and Aral seas, a region that is often referred to as Transoxiana, the western portion of Turkistan.
www.osmanlimedeniyeti.com /wiki/Oghuz_Turks_.html   (2029 words)

  
  Oghuz Turks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Oghuz is derived from the words "arrow" and "tribes." The depiction of an archer shooting an arrow was the flag of the Seljuk Empire, founded by the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century.
The mention of the "six Oghuz tribal union" in the Turkic Orhun inscriptions (6th century) pertains to the unification of the six Turkic tribes which became known as the Oghuz.
In the 8th century, the Oghuz Turks made a new home and domain for themselves in the area between the Caspian and Aral seas, a region that is often referred to as Transoxiana, the western portion of Turkistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oghuz_Turks   (2070 words)

  
 OGHUZ TURKS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
These include Azerbaijanis of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iranian Azarbaijan, Turks (properly so-called) of Turkey and Cyprus, the ''Balkan Turks'' of the Balkan peninsula (Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia), the Turkmens of Turkmenistan and northeastern Iran, the Qashqai and ''Khorasani Turks'' of Iran, as well as the Gagauz (Gokoguz) Turks of Moldova.
From the 5th century onward, the Oghuz were the founders and rulers of several important Turkic kingdoms and empires, the most notable of them being the Gokturks, Seljuks, Safavids and the Ottomans.
The Oghuz Turks are labeled by some historians as "the purest of Turks" in terms of race, language and culture.
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 Turkic peoples - Gurupedia
They are the descendants of various bodies of Turks, but primaraly the Oghuz Turks who migrated in mass numbers to the region in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Oghuz and other tribes captured and dominated various countries under the leadership of the Seljuk dynasty and eventually captured the territories of the Abbasid dynasty and the Byzantine Empire.
Some Turks are Shamanist (especially in the eastern-Turkic republics of Russia such as Altay, Hakas and Tiva.) Shamanism (worship of nature) was the predominent relgion of the different Turkic branches prior to the 8th century, when the majority accepted Islam.
www.gurupedia.com /t/tu/turks.htm   (2149 words)

  
 history of azerbaijan - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The existence of the ethnic composition of Turks in Azerbaijan in pre-Islamic times is evident in literature after the Islamic conquest of the region, in an era that was famous for its historical, geographical and scientific analyzations of the world by Muslim scholars and Islamic states.
After the decline of the Arab caliphate, the Oghuz Turks in a series of mass migrations from Central Asia created a majority in Azerbaijan in the 10th and 11th century, during Seljuk rule.
The Oghuz Turks were the founders of the Seljuk state, and had recently began their domination of the area under Seljuk leadership.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/history-of-azerbaijan   (3052 words)

  
 Jere's Ars Magica Saga: Turks
Turks in general are peoples living or originating from Turkestan, the vast region between the eastern shore of the Caspian sea and the Altai Mountains, which from the sixth century onward is also called Turan.
The end of his campaigns left the warriors of the faith, the ghazis, unemployed and seems to be one of the reasons for the great migration of the Oghuz Turks in the eleventh century.
During the twelfth century the Turks of Asia Minor were divided and established several states, the most important of which, after the Seljuks, was that of the Danismendids.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Oghuz Turks
The depiction of an archer shooting an arrow was the flag of the Seljuk Empire, founded by the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century.
Turks are, as the authors state, "the only major group in the region that speak a language originated at a great geographic distance (probably in the Altaic region)." The pre-existing people in Anatolia, however, did not physically disappear.
Oghuz Turkish literature includes the famous Book of Dede Korkut which was UNESCO's 2000 literacy work of the year, as well as the Oguznama and Köroğlu epics which are part of the literacy history of Azerbaijanis, Turks of Turkey and Turkmens.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Oghuz_Turks   (2165 words)

  
 Turkmen people Summary
Historically, all of the Western or Oghuz Turks have been called Türkmen or Turkoman, however today the term is usually restricted to two Turkic groups: the Turkmen people of Turkmenistan and adjacent parts of Central Asia, and the Turkomans of Iraq, which are similar but not identical ethnic groups.
Oghuz tribes had moved westward from the Altay mountains in 7th century CE through the Siberian steppes and settled in this region, and also penetrated as far west as southern Russia and the Volga basin.
A tribe of the Oghuz, the Seljuks, established a Turko-Iranian culture that culminated in the Khwarezmid Empire by the 12th century.
www.bookrags.com /Turkmen_people   (1815 words)

  
 Turks - Encyclopedia.com
Turks term applied in its wider meaning to the Turkic-speaking peoples of Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, Xinjiang in China (Chinese Turkistan), Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Hunting the slave ship: Tim Ecott travels to the Turks and Caicos Islands to join the search for the 19th-century wreck of the Trouvadore and discovers that the mystery surrounding the origins of the slaver's human cargo still resonates today.
Eastern promise For over 1,000 years the Turks were held in awe across the whole of Christendom.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Turks.html   (2008 words)

  
 Brief History of the Turks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In the case of the Oghuz, we can assume that they were closer to sedentary societies in Persia than the Polovetzy or the Kirghiz, who were moving from difficult steppes into more steppes, perhaps less or a lot less difficult.
Be that as it may, it was the Oghuz who in the early 11th century rode south towards Turkmenistan and Khurasan on the eastern side of the Caspian.
The Turks were and have remained Sunni, which is explicable in that they were not Muslims when the Sunni/Shia divide was created in the 7th century.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /history/t/Turks_thebrief.htm   (1746 words)

  
 Oghuz Turks information - Search.com
The Oghuz Turks are the ancestors of today's Southwestern Turks whose numbers are more than 100 million and inhabit areas of western Asia and eastern Europe.
By 780, the eastern parts of the Syr Darya were ruled by the Karluk Turks and the western region (Oghuz steppe) was ruled by the Oghuz Turks.
The Oghuz Turks are considered by some historians as genetically, culturally and linguistically "the purest of Turks".
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 Azerbaijan - History
The existence of the ethnic composition of Turks in Azerbaijan in pre-Islamic times is evident in literature after the Islamic conquest of the region, in an era that was famous for its historical, geographical and scientific analyses of the world by Muslim scholars and Islamic states.
One of the major battles fought between the Turks and Arabs in 7th century Azerbaijan was near the historic city of Ardebil, one of the largest cities of present-day South Azerbaijan.
The Oghuz Turks were the founders of the Seljuk state, and had recently begun their domination of the area under Seljuk leadership.
www.azerbaijan-tourism.com /History-3.html   (3213 words)

  
 Oghuz Turks
The Oghuz Turks (also Ğuz and with various other spellings) were one of the four major branches of Turks in the 10th century.
During the Turkish migration in the 10th, 11th and 12th century the Oghuz weres among those Turks who migrated south towards Persia instead of east to Mongolia and China.
The migration was a matter of dispute among the Oghuz and the people divided.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/og/Oghuz.html   (75 words)

  
 Volga Ethnic Relations from Ibn Fadlan's Perspective
Oghuz women were married to men by their guardians for the bride-price of camels, Khwarizmian gowns, riding animals, or other objects; this payment was required prior to marriage.
Oghuz hospitality included the provisions of a tent and sheep, according to rank, as well as mounts and money for guest merchants; Muslims slaughtered the sheep in their own manner (by cutting the throat in the name of God).
The Oghuz occupied the former Pecheneg territory, and the Pechenegs sought new territory.
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 THE IRANIAN: Azeri ethnic roots, Aylinah Jurabchi
Azerbaijanis are descendants of the Oghuz Turks who migrated to the region of the Caucus mountains and the modern region of northwestern Iran in the 11th century from Central Asia.
The Oghuz Turks, who were composed of 24 tribes, were part of the confederation of Seljuk Turks who ruled an empire in the Middle East from the 10th to 12th centuries.
Archeological evidence proves that the original homeland of the Oghuz Turks was an area north of the Oxus river in present day Kazakstan (central Asia) and that they spread in an area between the Caspian sea and Aral lakes within a time frame prior to their migration west to the Middle East and Europe.
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 Definition of Oghuz Turks
The Oghuz Turks, or Oguz Turks (Okuz, Oufoi, Guozz, Ghuzz) are regarded as one of the major branches of the Turks in history.
By 780, the eastern parts of the Syr Darya were ruled by the Karluk Turks and the western region (Oguz steppe) was ruled by the Oguz Turks.
In the 8th century, the Oguz Turks made a new home and domain for themselves in the area between the Caspian and Aral seas, a region that is often referred to as Transoxiana, the western portion of Turkistan.
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 Turkmen people
Historically, all of the Western or Oghuz Turks have been called Türkmen or Turkoman, however today the terms are usually restricted to two Turkic groups: the Turkmen people of Turkmenistan and adjacent parts of Central Asia, and the Turkomans of Iraq and Syria, which are similar but not identical ethnic groups.
Oghuz tribes had moved westward from the Altay mountains in 7th century CE through the Siberian steppes and settled in this region, and also penetrated as far west as southern Russia and the Volga basin.
A tribe of the Oghuz, the Seljuks, established a Turko-Iranian culture that culminated in the Khwarezmid Empire by the 12th century.
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 The Turks
The warrior culture of the Turks meant that they were effective soldiers and they were often employed as mercenaries by the Abbasid state from the reign of Mut'asim.
Between the ninth and twelfth centuries large number of Turks migrated to the west, the most significant group being the Seljuks, a Kinik tribal group of Oghuz Turks and their followers, who, from the eleventh century conquered large parts of the Middle East.
Mainly, what is debated about the Turks of Turkey involves how much of a relationship they have with other Turkic peoples and their neighbors which may give insights into the whether or not most Turks are mainly Greek and Armenian converts who were ‘turkified’ over time or invaders from elsewhere, most notably Central Asia.
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 The world's top oghuz turks websites
The Oghuz Turks (also Ğuz or Oguz with various other spellings) were one of the major branches of Turks from the 8th until the 11th centuries.
The Oghuz Turks are regarded as the ancestors of today's western Turks: Azerbaijanis, Turks of Turkey, Turkmens, Qashqay Turks, Khorasani Turks and Gauguz Turks who number more than 100 million.
The name of "Oghuz" which is derived from "Arrow" and "Tribe" was first written in the Turkic Orhun inscriptions (as the six Oghuz tribal union) in the banks of the Yenisey River in Mongolia.
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