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Mīr 'Ali-Shir Nava'i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501), also known as Nizām-al-Din ʿAlī-ShīrUnknown extension tag "ref" Herawī (Chagatai-Turkic/Persian: نظام الدین على شير هروی‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}‎) was a Central Asian poet, writer, politician, linguist, mystic, and painter.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature.<ref name="McHenry"></ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

Nava'i believed that the Turkic language was superior to Persian for literary purposes, and defended this belief in his work. He emphasized his belief in the richness, precision, and malleability of Turkic vocabulary as opposed to Persian.

Because of his distinguished Chagatai language poetry, Nava'i is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions in Central Asia are named after him.


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Intro   Life   Work   Influence of Nava'i    Legacy   Notes  References  Bibliography  External links  

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Mīr 'Ali-Shir Nava'i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501), also known as Nizām-al-Din ʿAlī-ShīrUnknown extension tag "ref" Herawī (Chagatai-Turkic/Persian: نظام الدین على شير هروی‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}‎) was a Central Asian poet, writer, politician, linguist, mystic, and painter.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature.<ref name="McHenry"></ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

Nava'i believed that the Turkic language was superior to Persian for literary purposes, and defended this belief in his work. He emphasized his belief in the richness, precision, and malleability of Turkic vocabulary as opposed to Persian.

Because of his distinguished Chagatai language poetry, Nava'i is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions in Central Asia are named after him.


Ali-Shir Nava'i sections
Intro   Life   Work   Influence of Nava'i    Legacy   Notes  References  Bibliography  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Life
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