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Turkistan (Kazakhstan)

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Geographic headingTurkistan (Kazakhstan)
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Geographic subdivision usageKazakhstan--Turkistan
Variant(s)Turkestan (Kazakhstan)
Special noteDo not confuse with the geographical area Turkestan, which is entered under the subject heading: Asia, Central [(DLC)sh 85008625]
Found inSmagulov, E. Zagadki drevnego Turkestana, 1998: p. 125 (located in Shymkentskai︠a︡ oblastʹ)
GEOnet on WWW, 03-03-00 (Turkestan [Russian spelling]; Turkistan [Kazakh spelling]; ppl.; 43°20ʹN, 68°15ʹE)
Tumen an︠g︡yz Turkīstan, 2001. (Turkistan: city, southern Kazakstan, in the Syr Darya plain. An ancient centre of the caravan trade, known earlier as Shavgar and later as Yasi, it became a religious centre known as Khazret (Hazrat) because of the 12th-century S ufi (Muslim mystic) Ahmed Yesevi. Turkistan also refers to a region of Central Asia. "historic region of Central Asia". It comprised the Western, or Russian, Turkistan; the Eastern, or Chinese, Turkistan; and Southern, or Afghan, Turkistan. Politically, what was formerly called Russian Turkistan and Soviet Central Asia includes the nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan and the southern portion of Kazakhstan)
Geographic area codea-kz---