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CENTRAL ASIAN LITERATURE

CENTRAL ASIAN LITERATURE. Central Asia is understood to include the territories of present Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, the native population of which is Turkic in race and Muslim in religion. The Turkic peoples of Central Asia had a state structure and a rich literary tradition long before the Russian conquest of the region. The development of a significant literary tradition in Turkic-speaking Central Asia dates back to the ninth and tenth centuries CE. ...more

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