Ghaznavid Empire

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Ghaznavid Empire
Gaznevîyyûn
غزنويون
غزنویان

 

963–1186
 

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Capital Ghazni
Language(s)
Government Monarchy
History
 - Established 963
 - Disestablished 1186

The Ghaznavid Empire was a Khorāṣānian Turkish Sunni Muslim state, which existed from 975 to 1187. It was centered in Ghazni, a city in present Afghanistan, and ruled much of Persia, Transoxania, and the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.