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Alp Er Tunga or Alp er TonğaBesim Atalay (ed.), Divanü Lügati't - Türk, Vol.1, Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2006, ISBN 975-160-405-2, p. 41. ("Brave Soldier Tunga": Alp "Alp, yiğit, kahraman, bahadır" (Turkish Language Association), er "Er, erkek, adam", tonğa "bebür") is a mythical hero in Turkic mythology and Turkish literature.

In Turkic literature he is considered to be the same character as Afrasiab in the Persian Epic Shahnameh.Emel Esin, Antecedents and Development of Buddhist and Manichean Turkish Art in Eastern Turkestan and Kansu, The Handbook of Turkish Culture, supplement to volume II, section of the history of art, Milli Eğitim Basimevi, 1967, p. 11.M. Öcal Oğuz, Turkey's Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey Publications, 2008, ISBN 9751733693, p. 23. He is sometimes mentioned as a khan of Saka.William M. Clements, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife: Southeast Asia and India, Central and East Asia, Middle East, Greenwood Press, 2006, ISBN 0313328498, p. 432.

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