Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [samsloan.ged] Also spelled Chughtay, Chagatai, Tsagadai and Chaghatai. The second son of Genghis Khan who , at his father's death, received Kashgaria (now the southern part of Uighur Autonomous Regio n of Xinjiang, China) and most of Transoxania between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya (ancie nt Oxus and Jaxartes rivers) as his vassal kingdom. His capital was at Almarikh near the pres ent Kuldja in western Xinjiang. He had 14 children and, unlike his brothers, apparently did not attempt to conquer new territ ory. None of his children succeeded him, but many of his decendants became rulers. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=22582&tocid=0&query=chagatai
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