Some Notes on the Personal and Place Names Used in the Sancak of Amid During the First Half on the Sixteenth Century
Mehmet Mehdi İlhan
Keywords: Personal and Place Names, Sancak of Amid, Diyarbakır, Sixteenth Century, Ottoman Empire, History
The sancak of Amid (today known as Diyarbakır) has been ruled by the Byzantines, Arabs, Selçukids, Artukids, Ayyubids, Akkoyunlus and Ottomans. Therefore the sancak has been exposed to the cultures of these states. Thus the province had undergone a great cultural impact which can clearly be traced in the personal and place names used in the sancak. The place and personal names recorded in the 1518 Ottoman cadastral survey of the sancak of Amid are the basis of some pointers made in this article.