Ghaznavid Empire

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Ghaznavid Empire

Gaznevîyyûn
غزنويون
غزنویان
963–1186
Flag of Ghaznavid
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CapitalGhazni
Common languages
GovernmentMonarchy
Sultan 
History 
• Established
963
• Disestablished
1186
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Saffarid dynasty
Samanid dynasty
Ghurid dynasty
Seljuk Empire

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.