Yedisan

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Yedisan (also Jedisan or Edisan) is a historical region in modern southwestern Ukraine and southeastern Moldova (southern Transnistria). The region lies to the north of the Black Sea between the Dniester and Dnieper rivers. It is east of Budjak and Bessarabia, south of Podolia and Zaporizhia, and west of Taurida.

Names

Previously called Dykra, the region was named for the Yedisan sept of the Nogai Horde, the region was sometimes referred to as Nogai Tartary or West Nogai, as the Yedisans were Nogai Tatars living in the west of Little Tartary. "Yedisan" is Turkic for "Seven Titles", doubtless the sept was made up of seven subgroups. Yedisan was also sometimes referred to as Ochakov Tartary after Ochakov (Ochakiv), the main fortress of the region. Names for the region in different language include: Ukrainian: Єдисан ; Russian: Едисан ; ; Crimean Tatar and Turkish: Yedisan; ; .

History

In medieval times, Yedisan was home to Ulichs, Pechenegs, and later Cumans (Polovtsians). Following the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century it was under control of the Khanate of the Golden Horde. In the fifteenth century it fell to the Grand Duchy of......
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