§ 21. Discourse on the Khifchākh Country
The southern frontier of the Khifchākh
marches with the Pechenegs (Khifjākh
all the rest marches with the Northern Uninhabited Lands where there is
no living being. The Khifchākh
are a clan (qaum) which, having separated from the Kīmāk,
has settled down in these parts, but the Khifchākh
are more wicked (badh-khūtar)
than the Kīmāk.
Their king (malik) is (appointed) on behalf of the Kīmāk.
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