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Chughtai or Chagatai (Turkish: Çağatay, Urdu: چغتائی‎) is a family name that originated in the Chaghataite Khanate.

Origin of the Surname[edit]

The origin of Chughtai as surname is claimed to be arisen in Chaghataite Khanate as taken up by the descendents and successors of Chaghatai Khan.[1] Accordingly, some of the other descendants of the successors of Chaghatai Khan in South and Central Asia use variants such as Mirza, Baig and Khan.[2][3]the Chughtai clan decedents Omer Feroze Chughtai, Ali Amjad Kazi and Kai Suleman Chughtai are keeping updated family tree record of clan starting from Timur (Persian: تیمور‎‎ Timūr, Chagatai: Temür, Uzbek: Temur; 9 April 1336— 18 February 1405), historically known as Amir Timur and Tamerlane also mentioned in the family tree as " Amir Timur Gorgan Sahibqaran" [2</ref> book in Urdu " wast asia kay mughal hukmaran" which translates in English as "Moughal Monarchy of central Asia" by Muhammad Iqbal Chughtai Baiqra also a direct decedent of Chughtai clan from dynasty of Genghis Khan[note 3] (/ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/, usually pronounced /ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/;[5][6] Mongolian: Чингис хаан, Çingis hán; Mongolian pronunciation: [t͡ʃʰiŋɡɪs xaːŋ] ( listen), c. 1162 – August 18, 1227), born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John F. Richards (1995). The Mughal Empire: Volume 5 of New Cambridge history of India: The Mughals and their contemporaries. pp. 19, 60, 110. ISBN 0521566037. Full text at Google Books
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ Past present: Emperor’s new names