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The Formation of Ten Tribes of Western Turks

Author(s): Mihály Dobrovits
Subject(s): Cultural history, Social history, Ancient World, Social development, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: on oq; western Turks; Menandros Protector;

Summary/Abstract: The Western Turks had ten tribes. These ten tribes, called the Then Arrows (on oq) were not their original tribal system. According to Menandros Protector Turxanthos, the leader who threatened Valentinos with execution was the leader of one of the eight branches of the Turks. Our paper deals with the process how the ten tribes came to exist of these original eight ones.

  • Issue Year: 48/2004
  • Issue No: 1(2)
  • Page Range: 101-109
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian