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Khan

In Cambodia, one of eight subdivisions of the capital, Phnom Penh. A khan is roughly equivalent to a district or neighborhood.
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In 1924, following the establishment of Soviet power, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan was founded from the territories including the Khanates of Bukhara and Khiva and portions of the Ferghana Valley that had constituted the Khanate of Kokand.
Once the home of a slave trading khanate that was infamous for its cruelty, much of the old centre - known as the Ichon-Qala - has been preserved behind the city walls.
Following Russia's victory in the Russo-Persian Wars (1804-13, 1826-28), the division of the Azerbaijani khanates took place as documented by peace treaties signed in Gulistan (1813) and Turkmanchay (1828).
In the meantime, the khanates had to resist Iran and Russia.
Russian colonial administrators, who by then had centuries of experience bringing Muslim peoples into the empire (Russia's annexation of the Tatar Khanate took place three centuries earlier), for the most part allowed local peoples to preserve their customary laws and religious practices without interference.
They, too, argue for some degree of historic continuity, ascribing the origin of Kazakh statehood to the nomadic khanates that dominated from the 16th through 18th centuries.
The tale of the victory of the Islamic hero, Timur, over the infidel Chingiz Kh[bar{s}]an also shows that the Bulghar writings represented a departure from the older Chingizid historiography of the Golden Horde and its successor khanates.
This was because in this country Communism used to represent the old style feudalism of the Khanates, with prominent families descending from the Khans having retained important positions during the Soviet era.
In my opinion, the fact that Persian served as the official language in the states formed in Turkistan, and even in the khanates which were toppled at the beginning of this century, can be traced to this early history.
The Bronze Age khanates of Central Asia, Antiquity 68:398-405.