Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
- 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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