was a central Asian name for China
, derived from Tuoba
(拓跋), a powerful Xianbei
Also the byname for the Tang Empire
in Tangri Bilge
's Orhon inscriptions
At that time China was dominated by half-Xianbei and half-Chinese people.
The Turkish khan bashed the Tabgach for being content with sedentary life.
Later, a Kara-Khanid sultan of Kashgari was given the name Tabgach Mahmoud.
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