Irbis (Khazar)

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The Pontic steppe in ca. 650, showing the early territory of the Khazars and their neighbors.

Irbis (fl. 650 or 652) was according to a number of Russian sources the founder of the Khazar Khaganate.[1] The Khazars traced their origin to the Turkic Ashina clan of Mongolia.[2]


  1. ^ Kevin Alan Brook (1999). The Jews of Khazaria. Jason Aronson. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-7657-6032-6. 
  2. ^ Timothy Reuter; Rosamond McKitterick (1995). The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 3, C.900-c.1024. Cambridge University Press. p. 500. ISBN 978-0-521-36447-8.