Hotak Empire at its peak (1722–1729)
|Common languages||Pashto and Persian (poetry)[a]|
|Abdul Aziz Hotak|
|Historical era||Early modern period|
|21 April 1709|
|24 March 1738|
The Hotaki dynasty was founded in 1709 by Mirwais Hotak at Kandahar, Afghanistan. It was made up of Pashtuns (ethnic Afghans) who belonged to the Hotak tribe of Pashtuns. They revolted and made their land independent from foreign ruler, but later they invaded Persia and defeated the great Persian Empire of the Shi'a Safavids.
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- "Account of British Trade across the Caspian Sea". Jonas Hanway. Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- Malleson, George Bruce (1999). History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878. London: Elibron.com. p. 227. ISBN 1402172788. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
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- Shah Hussain Hotak wrote poetry in Pashto and Persian.