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Racist vandal 81.106.193.143[edit]

This user has been making vandalist and abusive edits to wikipedia. His edits have been reverted.--Raja 16:24, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Bollywood persona[edit]

I recently edited the section on Bollywood persona with the surname Khan. From the history page i observed there have been lot of changes and reverts made prior to me for the title of this section.

Keeping in conformity with other sections, and as the list also includes others outside Bollywood, i have renamed it to "Entertainment industry". But since most of them are from Bollywood, to do justice and clarify, i left a written note in para. Atif.hussain (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 14:28, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

There also seems a separate list as Entertainers. Need to decide to club or mark a clear distinction, even so at least keep it consecutive so readers don't miss. Atif.hussain (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 14:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Rajput[edit]

I have deleted the entry for Muslim Rajput as it has no interest in this subject. many Muslim Rajputs indeed have adopted this surname but it has no justifiable basis historically other than those leaders and rulers who were given the titles by Mughals and the British as Khan Bahadur etc. User: Moarrikh, 13:54, 27 August 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moarrikh (talkcontribs)


and what about all these fake khans salman,srk,aamir. In Mongolia only one man has the title of Khan who are descendants of Genghis Khan and he is buddhist and not a muslim. All the great khans mainly two mongol emperor are remembered one os genghis and other Kublai .

Genghis was shamist or tengirisim and Kublai was tibetan Buddhist none of them even know who the hell allah and muhammad are.115.240.76.94 (talk) 07:52, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Khan is Central Asian[edit]

It is not a muslim name, I'm not one of those Islamophobes who try to deny Islam in everything but Khan is a Mongolian word which means King, it came to the pathans through the Hazara, later people from N.W.F.P came to India which is why many people ae mistaken into thinking that "Khan" is a South Asian name, when it is actually Central Asian, I havent edited the article, but I'm just saying this is what a Khan actually is, wikipedia has created a seperate page for the Mongolian title, which is fine because that is a title and this is a name, but you all need to know this is not a South Asian name at all, It is Central Asian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.150.38.215 (talk) 18:00, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

For Temujin (Genghis Khan), Kublai, Hulagu, Nogai and other Mongol leaders, khan was just their title but not surname. It simply means King (sometimes Imperator-Ezen Khaan) in Mongolian.--Enerelt (talk) 03:19, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi User Enerelt .
Would have appreciated if your deletions of referenced content came after
discussion ,and not the other way round .
You ourself state here that :Khan was their title but not their surname .
The very first line in this article states : Khan (Nasta`liq: خان:::::) is a surname and title in Asia.
So where is the dichotomy my friend . Please therefore do not delete again .

Intothefire (talk) 10:16, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Oops, I am very sorry. I didn't read the title. It's my bad.--Enerelt (talk) 00:57, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

I have erased the Rajput Muslims section due to the factthis is addressed under South Asian section and also they do not have any connection to the name Khan as a people on account of the fact that as an Indian people they have Hindu origins, unlike Turks, Afghans, Mughals and Pashtuns. Their rajas were given the title by Mughals upon their conversion to Islam and these were personal titles not to be shared out by those they ruled. Singh is rightly the surname of royal Rajputs as indicated by the numurous Hindus in Rajputana and elsewhere. Khanzada was a surname adopted by the progeny of Maharajas who became Muslim and is a direct translation of Rajput - it is also a title of the children of the Khans, rulers of Khanates throughout Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP), Afghanistan and Central Asia. As a people the Muslim Rajputs have no right to this surname. It seems they do not have enough pride in their origins to use own ethnic surnames and instead adopt Turkic, Pashtun and Mughal (the Muslim ruling class) names. Interestingly this is more common among Pakistani Panjabi 'rajas' than the Muslim Rajputs in India. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.151.249.62 (talk) 12:16, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia does not take a view on whether people had a right to use a surname. See policy WP:NPOV. If they were known by the name Khan according to reliable independent sources, then they can be included in lists of people known by that name. I have therefore reinstated their section of the list.
However, I agree that it didn't need to be a separate section of the article, so I have moved the list into the section Rulers, military leaders and politicians: South Asians, apart from a sportsman. - Fayenatic (talk) 12:38, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


khans are definitely not muslims not a single famous mongol emperor converted to islam all the failed rulers who were not given importance converted to islam.Genghis Khan was shamist and was completely anti-muslim , similarly the second khan whom is considered the greatest warrior in mongols after genghis its Kublai the 5th great khan of Mongol empire and he was buddhist. Fact is not a single muslim mongol became the great khan whereas 3 out of 7 great khans were buddhists . Kublai defeated other muslim khantates as well I am so proud of my religion Hinduism because Buddhism has a direct link with it and it has produced greatest warriors on earth, infact even Ashoka the great converted to buddhism.Looks like warriors are attracted by buddhism.115.241.221.219 (talk) 11:08, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

The name Khan written in Punjabi (Gurmukhi) and Hindi is inapprpriate as it is not native to these languages. It is more important to write it in Farsi, Arabic, Pashto and even in Chinese and Mongolian due to the fact numerous number of speakers of these languages have people with this surname - Shah of Iran, Genghiz Khan etc. as prime examples. More relevant version of Punjabi is Shamukhi script but certainly not Gurumukhi. Someone please make the necessary amendments otherwise I shall simply delete the above named versions. Moarrikh (talk) 18:43, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Go ahead. Thanks for explaining your reasons here. – Fayenatic L (talk) 09:19, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Shao Kahn (NOT Mortal Kombat)[edit]

Wasn't there a real Chinese(?) ruler nammed Shao Kahn? I remember reading it in an encyclopedia when I was a kid looking for MK names. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.252.114.222 (talk) 13:32, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

I am removing Bangladesh as one of the native states mentioned in the introductory paragraph to the article. Those named Khan in Bangladesh are merely claimants to Afghan/Pashtun ancestory rather than native ethnics. Such people exist in many other states as well so should we be inserting names of these countries also? Moarrikh (talk) 16:37, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

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Some guy called Bangaguy has been adding Bengali script as well as Bangladesh to the introductory sentence in the article. Bangladesh is not a primary place for Khans although there may be people there with this surname. This info can be added to the article later on but certainly not in the intro. Moarrikh (talk) 16:40, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

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