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List Of Geographical Nomenclature In Al-Kāshgharī’s Text And Map

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The earliest map known of the Silk Road does not come from a book of geography, but is embedded in an eleventh-century dictionary of the Turkish languages, al-KāShgharī?s Compendium of the Languages of the Turks. Although all of its names and terms have been commented upon, so far, scholars have never used the wealth of spatial data that the 600 pages dictionary contains. This appendix opens, for the first time, a detailed perspective on the entire Silk Road. It presents a list of geographical nomenclature in al-KāShgharī?s text and map.

Keywords: al-KāShgharī; geographical nomenclature; map; Silk Road; Turkish languages



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