QUOTE (dully @ Oct 25 2008, 03:00 PM)
lol, i once raninto a turk who kept insisting that gengis is turk
QUOTE (Suren911 @ Oct 25 2008, 11:54 PM)
^I've also met a few who claimed the same haha. They were so fervent about it too.
QUOTE (2rqish @ Nov 12 2008, 09:14 AM)
Are you Turkish? Why do you claim him as Turk?
I dont know where you have these information about Turk tribes from but your point of view has nothing to do with reality
Moreover, even if the Khan´s mother was a Turkic woman (no she wasnt!) you could not claim the Khan as Turkic. Many Ottoman rulers were born from Slavic women and a big part of Ottman army have been Slavs... does this make Ottoman Empire a Slavic Empire? Of course not, it is still Turkish as the Khan is still Mongolian.
Turks of Turkey know Genghis Khan (Cengiz Han) as a Turk and their historical han (leader) . After Genghis Khan there had been a Turkic tradition to show that he is a direct descendant of the Great Genghis Khan. That's because the Turkomen tribes would only abide them if they are the direct descendents of Genghis or Oghuz Khan. Just like the first ruler of the Mughal Empire Babur had stated that he is a descendent of Genghis Khan and he is known to be a Turk. All the rulers khans of great Turkic Empires follow their roots to Genghis.
According to Chinese scripts, Genghis Khan is a descendent of "Sha-to" who are known to be the descendents of Kok_Turks. He is told to be light skinned and eyed in the Chinese sources just like the other Turks are described. All the legends bind his roots to a gray-wolf (which is the legend of evolution of Turks). Only after the great victories of Genghis Khan wolf became a legendary and holy element in Mongol culture either. He is known to speak Turkish along with Mongolian just like his lower rank commanders.
In the presentday Afghanistan Genghis Khan is told to meet a kadı (a judge in religous matters in Islam) Vahided'din Fushanchi and asks him ; "The prophet Mohammed is said to have known everything yet to happen, what has he forseen about the presence of myself and my horde?" , the judge responds as; "he has ordered 'Do not touch (offend, disturb) Turks unless you are not offended by them'. Genghis Khan says " Let it be known he was a wise leader."
Another orally told story ; - An Arap had told Ogedey Khan about a dream he had that night about his father Genghis, and that he had spoken to him. Ogeday asked him in which language his father had spoken to him in his dream. He said in Arabic. Ogedai dissmissed as my father had spoken only Mongolian or Turkish.
Berthold Spuler along with some other historians assert that either.
As it is widely accepted more than half of his horde (ordu in Turkish
) was Turkic warriors.
Most likely he was mixed in origin. A rather boring family story in Central Asia.
I would humbly suggest you to watch Genghis Khan a BBC production, if you had not already.
Still in today's Turkey many of the children are named after him (Cengiz- Cengizhan). It's not a coincidence that Turks own him as a commander of their own. Would you know better?