§ 51. Discourse on the Country of Burṭās [read: Bulghār!]
East and south of it are the Ghūz;
west of it, the river Ātil;
north of it, the Pecheneg country. The people are Muslims and have a particular
language. The king is called Mus (?). They own tents and felt-tents and
are divided into three hordes (gurūh):
ISHKIL (Ashgil? &c.), and B.LKĀR.
They are all at war with each other but if an enemy appears they become
1. Immediately after this must
follow the paragraph on the Bulghār
towns, wrongly placed between §§ 53 and 54.
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