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Kushan Empire

कुषाण राजवंश
Kuṣāṇ Rājavaṃśa
30–375
Kushan territories (full line) and maximum extent of Kushan dominions under Kanishka (dotted line), according to the Rabatak inscription.
Kushan territories (full line) and maximum extent of Kushan dominions under Kanishka (dotted line), according to the Rabatak inscription.
Capital Peshawar
Begram
Taxila
Mathura
Common languages Pali Prakrit
Bactrian
Sanskrit
Greek
Religion
Hinduism
Buddhism
Zoroastrianism
Greco-Buddhism
Ancient Greek religion
Government Monarchy
Emperor  
• c. 60-c. 80
Kujula Kadphises
• 350–375
Kipunada
Historical era Classical Antiquity
• Kujula Kadphises unites Yuezhi tribes into a confederation.
30
• Subjugated by the Gupta Empire.
375
Currency Kushan Drachm
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maurya Empire
Indo-Scythians
Gupta Empire
Sassanid Empire
Today part of  Afghanistan
 India
 Iran
 Pakistan
 Tajikistan
 Uzbekistan

The Kushan Empire (Sanskrit: कुषाण राजवंश (Kuṣāṇ Rājavaṃśa), BHS: Guṣāṇa-vaṃśa, Parthian: Kušanxšaθr) was first formed in the early 1st century AD. It was in eastern and northern Afghanistan and the north-west of India.

The Kushan were a branch of the Yuezhi confederation. Previously a nomadic people living in eastern Central Asia, the Yuezhi moved southwest and settled in ancient Bactria.

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