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see CumansCumans
or Kumans
, nomadic East Turkic people, identified with the Kipchaks (or the western branch of the Kipchaks) and known in Russian as Polovtsi. Coming from NW Asian Russia, they conquered S Russia and Walachia in the 11th cent.
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a medieval Turkic people known in Asia as Kipchaks, in Europe as Cuman, and in Rus’ as Polovtsy.

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Bachman, a leader of the Kipchaks, resisted the Mongols, then hid on an island on the Volga after his defeat, only to be captured and executed.
Later, the Kipchaks defeated the Pechenegs to claim Crimea and ruled the area for another two centuries.
The Crimean peninsula has been a "Turkish homeland" for centuries, starting with the Hazars and the Kipchaks up to the Golden Horde and the Crimean Khanate.
The Hungarian city of Kartsag, which is the capital city of kipchaks has witnessed the contest on making the traditional dish called "perkelt".
The guests of the contest involved famous politicians of Hungary, members of the government and ministers, who are ancestors of ethnic kipchaks and are occupying key posts in the country.
Kipchak people are strong and neither rain nor snow can interrupt the holiday.
No Kipchaks are recorded as an ethnic group in this census.
63% * The Uzbek population figure combines the nationality categories Kipchaks and Kuroma with Uzbek, which from the 1937 census through the Soviet period and the 1999 Kazakhstan census are listed as Uzbek in Nationality Dictionaries (Slovar' natsional'nost'ei) prepared for coding purposes by canvassers.