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The western Kipchaks were also known as Kumans, Kun, and Polovtsians.
They arrived in the steppes from the northern shore of the Black Sea during the 12th century, under the pressure of the Mongols. They were pushed out of Inner Mongolia into Khorasan, the Dasht-e Kipchak (the Kumans' plains) and into Pannonia. Finally, they disappeared, assimilated by the indigenous peoples.
The modern Northwestern Turkic languages are named after the Kipchaks. Some of the descendants of the Kipchaks are now known as Siberian Tatars, Nogays, Kazakhs, Tatars (partly), Crimean Tatars, Karachays (partly), Karaims (partly), Kumyks(partly).
Kipchak is also the name of a village in the Crimean Peninsula.
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