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Central Asia (Central Eurasia, Inner Asia) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Mark DickensMark Dickens

Vast area in the centre of Asia, located between the Russian steppe, Siberia, *China, *India, and Iran. The core comprises western Turkistan (mod. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and eastern Turkistan (Xinjiang, China). Most scholars also include northern Afghanistan, which has strong ties with the Turkic world north of the ... ...

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