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Mahmud al-Kashgari

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Mahmud ibn Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Kashgari[lower-alpha 1] was an 11th-century Kara-Khanid scholar and lexicographer of the Turkic languages from Kashgar.

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Maḥmūd al-Kashgari
محمود الكاشغري
Upal, Mausoleum of Mahmud al-Kashgari
Born1005 CE
Died1102 CE
Scientific career
FieldsLinguistics, Lexicography, Turkology

His father, Husayn, was the mayor of Barsgan, a town in the southeastern part of the lake of Issyk-Kul (nowadays village of Barskoon in Northern Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul Region) and related to the ruling dynasty of Kara-Khanid Khanate. Around 1057 C.E. Mahmud al-Kashgari became a political refugee, before settling down in Baghdad.[1]