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Mahmud ibn Husayn ibn Muhammed al-Kashgari[lower-alpha 1] was an 11th-century Kara-Khanid scholar and lexicographer of the Turkic languages from Kashgar.
Turkic scholar and lexicographer
Kashgar, Kara-Khanid Khanate, now China
Upal, Kara-Khanid Khanate, now China
|Fields||Linguistics, 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.