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The Samanid dynasty (819-999) was a Persian dynasty in Central Asia, named after its founder Saman Khuda. They revived Persian traditions and language after the Arab invasion of Iran. Their capitals were Bukhara, Samarqand and Herat.
The Samanids were the first native rulers after the Arabic conquest, and they are considered the beginning of the Tajik nation.
- Saman Khoda (819 - 864)
- Nasr I (864 - 892)
- Ismail I (892 - 907)
- Ahmad II (907 - 914)
- Nasr II (914 - 943)
- Hamid Nuh I (943 - 954)
- Abdul Malik I (954 - 961)
- Mansur I (961 - 976)
- Nuh II (976 - 997)
- Mansur II (997 - 999)
See also: Full list of Iranian Kingdoms
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