Hudud al-'Alam, The Regions of the World
V. Minorsky

§ 21. Discourse on the Khifchākh Country

The southern frontier of the Khifchākh marches with the Pechenegs (Khifjākh rāḥadd-i junūbash ba-Bajanāk dāradh), and 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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