Samanid Empire

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The Samanid Empire at its greatest extent under Isma'il ibn Ahmad
The Samanid Empire at its greatest extent under Isma'il ibn Ahmad
CaipitalBalkh, Bukhara
Common leidsPersian (releegious decree/mither tongue),[1][2]
Arabic (art/science)[3]
Sunni Islam
• 819–855
Yahya ibn Asad
• 999
'Abd al-Malik II
Historical eraMedieval
• Established
• Disestablished
928 est.2,850,000 km2 (1,100,000 sq mi)
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Saffarid dynasty
Abbasid Caliphate
Alids of Tabaristan, Daylam and Gilan
Ghaznavid dynasty
Banu Ilyas
The day pairt o

The Samani dynasty (Persie: سامانیان‎, Tajik: Сомониён - Sāmāniyān), forby kent as the Samanid Empire, or simply Samanids (819–999),[4] was a Sunni[5] Persian Empire[6][7] in Central Asia, named efter its founder Saman Khuda, wha convert tae Islam[8] despite bein frae Zoroastrian theocratic nobility. It wis a native Persie dynasty in Greater Iran an Central Asie efter the foonderin o the Sassanid Persie empire caused bi the Arab conquest.

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  1. "Persian Prose Literature." World Eras. 2002. HighBeam Research. (September 3, 2012);"Princes, although they were often tutored in Arabic and religious subjects, frequently did not feel as comfortable with the Arabic language and preferred literature in Persian, which was either their mother tongue—as in the case of dynasties such as the Saffarids (861–1003), Samanids (873–1005), and Buyids (945–1055)...". [1]
  2. Elton L. Daniel, History of Iran, (Greenwood Press, 2001), 74.
  3. The Samanids, The David Collection. Islamic dynasties
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica, Online Edition, 2007, Samani Dynasty, LINK
  5. Rene Grousset, The Empire of the Steppes:A History of Central Asia, transl. Naomi Walford, (Rutgers University Press, 2002), 143.
  6. The Encyclopaedia of Islam (article by Clifford Edmund Bosworth) writes: SAMANIDS, a Persian dynasty which ruled in Transoxania and then in Khurasan also, at first as subordinate governors of the Tahirids [q. v. ] and then later autonomous, virtually independent rulers (204-395/819-1005)
  7. The History of Iran By Elton L. Daniel, pg. 74