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Ghaznavid Line breaks: Ghaz|na¦vid
Pronunciation: /ɡazˈnɑːvɪd/

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Definition of Ghaznavid in English:


A member of a Turkish Muslim dynasty founded in Ghazna, Afghanistan, in ad 977. The dynasty extended its power into Persia and the Punjab and lasted until 1186.
Example sentences
  • Like the Ghaznavids, the Seljuks spoke Persian and encouraged Persian culture.
  • Another kingdom which was rapidly rising in influence was the Ghaznavids whose capital was at Ghazna in Afghanistan.
  • Arab rule gave way to the Persians, who controlled the area until conquered by the Turkic Ghaznavids.
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