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A Chinggisid was a descendant of Genghis Khan, one of his lineage.[1]

Chinggis is a preferred spelling for Genghis. Although many spellings are found in literature, Chinggis Khan is the spelling used by the modern Republic of Mongolia.[2] Mongolia's main international airport in the capital Ulan Bator has been renamed Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

Babur and Humayun, who founded of the Mughal Empire in India, asserted their authority as Chinggisids.

Nasiruddin Humayun the second Mughal Emperor who ruled modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the northern parts of India from 1530–1540 and again from 1555–1556 lost his Indian territories to the Afghan Sultan, Sher Shah Suri. Humayun brought in a large retinue of Persian noblemen, signalling an important change in Mughal Court culture. The Central Asian origins of the dynasty were largely displaced by Persian art, architecture, language and literature. Humayun regained control of the Mughal Empire and expanded it, leaving a substantial legacy for his son, Akbar the Great.


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