Based on the arch-classical Hudud al-‘alam, on Mas‘udi and on rare early twentieth-century European material, this brief notice deals with the name and with the historical geography of the Ural River.  It traces the etymology of its medieval Turkic denomination to the ancient Greek “Dhaik”, and concludes with considerations on the absence of the Yayik from the writings of the main early-medieval Arabic and Persian geographers.

The Redaction
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