Yağlaqar (Yaglakar)

The Yağlaqar (Chinese: 藥羅葛; Old Turkic: 𐰖𐰍𐰞𐰴𐰺‎) were originally a tribe, but by the time they were recorded in Chinese annals, they had become the ruling clan of the Uyğur tribe and the Toquz Oğuz Confederation. 

Origins

 

Not much is known about the origins of the Yağlaqar tribe. However, the tribal suffix -qɑr would suggest that they may have been Oğuric speakers.


Etymology

 

Their name, transcribed as Yao-luo-ge (藥羅葛) MC *jiak-lâ-kât and Jğlqr (𐰖𐰍𐰞𐰴𐰺‎) OT *jɑɣlɑqɑr, is derived from Turkic *jɑɣlɑ- "to war" and the tribal suffix *-ga[d].

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