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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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The First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, has been named honorary leader in the "Union of Hungarian Kipchaks", uniting more than 100 thousand generation of steppe nomads.
He destroyed 73 ships with the support of Georgian tsar George III, and occupied Shabran and Derbent, which had been captured by the kipchaks the day before [3, p.
At the same time, the kipchaks occupied Derbent and, having proceeded to the south, occupied citadel Shabran.
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.
In the 4th century AD, Emperor Attila of the European Huns conquered the Crimean peninsula and ushered in various Turkic groups, including the Huns, the Khazars, the Bulgarians, the Pechenegs, the Kipchaks, the Mongols and the Tatars, which eventually constituted the majority of the local population.
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.
They are kipchaks. I'm full of desire to hold a concert of Franz Liszt and offer it to our listeners.
The Hungarian city of Kartsag, which is the capital city of kipchaks has witnessed the contest on making the traditional dish called "perkelt".
770 years ago the kipchak khan Kotyan brought coons from the territory of Kazakhstan to Hungary and since then they are maintaining their traditions.
Kipchak people are strong and neither rain nor snow can interrupt the holiday.
Masterpiece of Old Russian literature, an account of the unsuccessful campaign in 1185 of Prince Igor of Novgorod-Seversky against the Polovtsy (Kipchaks, or Cumans), a Euro-Asian tribal confederation.
The only anomaly is the continuation of the classification Kazakh for those identifying themselves as "Kipchak." The Kipchak were widely regarded as one of the last nomadic Uzbek tribes and were not related to the Kipchak tribe of Kazakhs.