It is created by the Zambezi River that suddenly plummets into a narrow, meters deep chasm. At the same time, Victoria — is the only waterfall in the world that is over one kilometer wide and over one hundred meters deep.
It is also often unclear whether a particular name refers to the Cumans alone, or to both them and the Kipchaksas the two tribes often lived side by side. The western Cumans, or Polovtsy, were also called Sorochinetses by the Rus'— apparently derived from the Turkic sary chechle "yellow-haired".
A similar etymology may have been at work in the name of the Sary peoplewho also migrated westward ahead of the Qun. Suleymenov polovtsy may come from a Slavic word for "blue-eyed", i.
In Germanic languagesthe Cumans were called Folban, Vallani or Valwe — all derivations of old Germanic words for "pale". The latter seven clans eventually settled in Hungary. After leaving the lands of the Khitans possibly due to Kitai expansion : Marwazi wrote that the Qun were Nestorian Christians.
A "victim" of the Cuman migration to the west was the Kimek Khanate —which dissolved but then regrouped under Kipchak-Cuman leadership. The Syrian historian Yaqut — also mentions the Qun in The Dictionary of Countrieswhere he notes that " the sixth iqlim begins where the meridian shadow of the equinox is seven, six-tenths, and one-sixth of one-tenth of a foot.
Its end exceeds its beginning by only one foot.
Irtysh with its adjoining steppes at least below the lake Zaisan was in the sphere of that confederation. Members of the confederation undoubtedly also were the ancestors of the present Kumandy [in Altai] and Teleuts, which is evidenced by their language that like the language of the Tobol-Irtysh and Baraba Tatars belongs to the Kypchak group.
The Cumans' entry into the area pressed the Oghuz Turks to shift west, which in turn caused the Pechenegs to move to the west of the Dnieper River. They launched a joint expedition with the Pechenegs against Adrianople in During that same year the Cumans were also fighting the Rus'.
From there to Cumanie, which has given its name to the Cumans, it is 25 miles; this city is called Black Cumania. White Cumania is a large inhabited city Indeed, in this fifth part of the seventh section there is the northern part of the land of Russia and the northern part of the land of Cumania In this sixth part there is a description of the land of Inner Cumania and parts of the land of Bulgaria.
For at one of the parts there is so great cold that no man may dwell there; and in another part there is so great heat that no man may endure it And the principal city of Comania is clept Sarak [Serai], that is one of the three ways for to go into India.
But by that way, he may not pass no great multitude of people, but if it be in winter. And that passage men clepe the Derbend.
The other way is for to go from the city of Turkestan by Persia, and by that way be many journeys by desert. And the third way is that cometh from Comania and then to go by the Great Sea and by the kingdom of Abchaz After that, the Comanians that were in servage in Egypt, felt themselves that they were of great power, they chose them a soldan amongst them, the which made him to be clept Melechsalan.
And in his time entered into the country of the kings of France Saint Louis, and fought with him; and [the soldan] took him and imprisoned him; and this [soldan] was slain by his own servants.
And after, they chose another to be soldan, that they clept Tympieman; and he let deliver Saint Louis out of prison for a certain ransom. And after, one of these Comanians reigned, that hight Cachas, and slew Tympieman, for to be soldan; and made him be clept Melechmenes. The Cumans- Kipchaks constituted an important element and were closely associated with the Khwarazmian royal house via marital alliances.
A major area of commerce was the ancient city of Sudakwhich Ibn al-Air viewed as the "city of the Qifjaq from which flow their material possessions. It is on the Khazar Sea. Ships come to it bearing clothes. The Qifjiqs buy from them and sell them slaves.
Burtas furs, beaver, squirrels Burch-oghlua part of which also settled in Hungary and were mentioned as the Borchol, Itoba and Toksobichi Mamluk: Qutub proclaimed independence after the death of his patron and established the Delhi Sultanate ;  his line is known as the Mamluk dynasty due to his origin.
The historian Dimitri Korobeinikov relates how Baibars' story sums up the tragic fate of many Cumans after the Battle of the Kalka River and the Mongol invasion of Europe — Roman Kovalev states that this story can further be seen as a mechanism for the preservation of a collective memory broadly reflecting a sense of Cuman identity in the Mamluk Sultanate.
Inhowever, the Cumans, under the chieftain Sokal, invaded and devastated the Pereyaslavl principality; this began a war that would go on for years.Each side, both Catholics and Protestants, were often absolutely certain that they were in the right and that the other side was doing the devil's work.
The artists of this period - Michelangelo in Rome, Titian in Venice, Durer in Nuremberg, Cranach in Saxony - were impacted by these changes since the Church had been the single largest patron for .
A bout 25 million authentic watches roll out of Switzerland’s manufacturing plants annually, compared to China’s million. It is a known fact that some of these latter watches are illegal copies of others, resulting in a colorful and dynamic, albeit seedy and clearly criminal fake watch industry.
Nouman Ali Khan talks about his transformative journey with the Quran and how his vision for Bayyinah started as his personal attempt to connect with Allah's words through this gift, which changed. The Aga Khan, whose full title is His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, is the current Imam of Ismaili Muslims.
He has an estimated 15 million followers in . Many people compare the Devil’s Sea to the Bermuda Triangle in terms of strange occurrences that happen there. Kublai Khan’s typhoon likely came from Philippine Sea; the loss of the Khan’s fleet remains a Japanese legend to this day.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY. AUTHOR'S PREFACE. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in , and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.