I wrote in my piece: "Ebn Mohannyu [Jamyul-al-Din, dating back to around the early eighth century, probably in Khorasan], characterized the khans of the Golden Horde and of the Crimea, as well as the Kazan Tatars, and wrote in Chagatai
much of the time.
Implementation of Russian language instead of national Chagatai
An Afghan driver, top, directs the loading of anti-Taliban fighters on to a truck near the village of Chagatai
in Takhar province A Northern Alliance rocket-launcher fires towards Taliban-controlled positions from the front-line village of Rabat, near Bagram, 30 miles from Kabul
HUMAN CARGO: An Afghan driver, top left, directs the loading of anti-Taliban fighters onto a truck near the village of Chagatai
in Takhar province, northern Afghanistan
Nor could any surviving Nestorians in Central Asia find refuge in Baghdad since the Muslim Chagatai
Turk, Tamerlane, captured it in 1401.