Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ān
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, frequently written Bad̲h̲ak̲h̲s̲h̲ān, in the spoken language also sometimes called Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ānāt, (with Arabic plural ending) a mountainous land on the upper course of the Amū-Daryā or more correctly of the Pand̲j̲, on the left bank of this stream which is the source of the great river; from it comes the adjective Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ānī or Badak̲h̲shī. J. Marquart (Ērāns̲h̲ahr, p. 279) explains the name as “land of Bad̲h̲ak̲h̲sh or Balak̲h̲s̲h̲, a kind of ruby which is said to be found only in Bad̲h̲ak̲h̲s̲h̲ān at Kokča”. It is very probable however tha…

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Barthold, W., “Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1092>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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