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Ersari, a large division of the Turkoman nation, whose territory stretches along the left bank of the Middle Oxus, and whose chiefs recognise the political authority of the Khan of Bokhara. They appear to be increasing in numbers, having advanced from 50,000 tents and 250,000 souls, Vambery's estimate in 1875, to 60,000 tents and 300,000 souls, General Obruchef's estimate in 1886. From their geographical position the Ersari are commonly known as the Lebab Turkomans, that is, "River Turkomans."