Oghuz Turks

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Oghuz Turks also known simply as Oghuz were a historical Turkic tribal confederation in Central Asia during the early Middle Ages.[1]

The Oghuz tribe also appears in Turkic Mythology. For example, the Oghuz Tribe would consist of 24 branches, from which the current Turkish people would descend. The Oghuz people themselves are said to be descended from the legendary Turkish ruler Oghuz Khagan.[2] Oghuz means "tribe" and Khagan means"ruler".

References[change | change source]

  1. Klyashtorny, S.G. (1997) "The Oguzs of the Central Asia and The Guzs of the Aral Region" in International Journal of Eurasian Studies 2
  2. "Oguz Khan Narratives". iranicaonline.org. Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation. 15 April 2010. ISSN 2330-4804. Retrieved 20 March 2022.