Relations and opinions
|Preceded by||Succeeded by|
|Kimek Khanateball, Khazariacube||Mongol Empireball|
Is of importants
It is unknown exactly where Cumansball was born, but he was of Turkic nomad. During the early 11th century, he began conquering clay from Pechenegsball and soon defeated them. They also conquered Romaniaball. At the height of his power in the early 13th century he owned much of the clay that now belongs to Russiaball. He was then swiftly defeated by Mongol Empireball, reducing him to a minor figure in history. Some Cumanballs fled into Kingdom of Hungaryball, adopting Roman Catholicism and eventually getting absorbed by the Hungarian population. The last speakers of the Cuman language (which was a Turkic language of the Kipchak branch) died somewhere in the 17th or 18th century AD.
Unlike many other Turks, Cumans had European-ish appearance, which was likely because of intermixing with Russians or even earlier Indo-European groups like the Scythians. The Cumans were called "Polovtsy" by the Russians. Polovtsy means "pale people" in Russian.