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Ottoman Vocabulary

Vocabulary Terms For the Ottomans

Ghazis Warriors for the Islamic faith
Ottomans Ruling dynasty of the Ottoman Empire (1293–1922), named for Osman I, the founder; at the Empire's height, the Ottomans ruled a vast area that encompassed southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and southeast Europe
Sultan Title for the ruler of the Ottoman Empire
Janissaries Highly trained soldiers in the elite guard of the Ottoman Empire
Mehmed II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1444 to 1446 and again from 1451 to 1481; he was a strong military leader who conquered the Byzantine capital of Constantinople
Suleyman I Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1520 to 1566; he expanded the empire and took on a large economic and political role in the affairs of Europe and the Mediterranean
Millets Separate, self-governed religious minorities within the Ottoman Empire
Reaya Masses of ordinary subjects in Ottoman society
People of the Book An Islamic term referring to Jews, Christians
Osman I Founder of the Ottoman Empire
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