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Saffarid Dynasty

سلسله صفاریان
861–1002
Saffarid Emirate at its Greatest Extent
Saffarid Emirate at its Greatest Extent
Capital Zaranj
Common languages Persian
Government Monarchy
Emir  
• 867–879
Ya'qub bin Laith as-Saffar
• 963–1002
Khalaf I
Historical era Medieval
• Established
861
• Disestablished
1002
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Tahirid dynasty
Samanid dynasty

The Saffarids or the Saffarid dynasty (Persian: سلسله صفاریان) was a Persian empire. They ruled in Sistan from 861–1002. Sistan was a historical region in southeastern Iran, southwestern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Their capital was Zaranj, located in present-day Afghanistan.

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