follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

Jagatai

[jag-uh-tahy] /ˌdʒæg əˈtaɪ/
noun
1.
Also, Jaghatai.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Jagatai

the second son of Genghis Khan who, at his father's death, received Kashgaria (now the southern part of Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, China) and most of Transoxania between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya (ancient Oxus and Jaxartes rivers, respectively) as his vassal kingdom. His capital was at Almarikh near present-day Kuldja (Yining), in western Xinjiang. Chagatai appears to have been a just and energetic ruler for about 14 years. Although it is recorded that he left numerous children, he was succeeded by a grandson, Kara Hulegu.

Learn more about Jagatai with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Jagatai

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Jagatai

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for jagatai