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

§ 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 (khāṣṣa) language. The king is called Mus (?). They own tents and felt-tents and are divided into three hordes (gurūh): *BARCHŪLA (spelt: B.hḍwla), ISHKIL (Ashgil? &c.), and B.LKĀR. They are all at war with each other but if an enemy appears they become reconciled (yār). [1]

1. Immediately after this must follow the paragraph on the Bulghār towns, wrongly placed between §§ 53 and 54.

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