Kayı tribe

The Kayı tribe or Kai tribe ( _tr. Kayı boyu) were an ancient Oghuz Turkic people and a sub-branch of the Bozok tribal federation. The word "kayı" means "the one who has might and power by relationship". Osman I, founder of Ottoman Empire was a member of the Kayı tribe. [Shaw, Stanford Jay. "History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey". Cambridge University Press, 1976. [http://books.google.com/books?id=UVmsI0P9RDUC&pg=PA306&dq=ottomans+kayi+tribe&hl=tr&sig=ScJp-U0gA_K6RAr1pXENeSrYRhM "page 306"] ]

ee also

* Oghuz traditional tribal organization
* Kaza-i Cuma (or Kayılar Kazası)



* Kafesoğlu, İbrahim. "Türk Milli Kültürü". Türk Kültürünü Araştırma Enstitüsü, 1977. [http://books.google.com/books?id=FDkBAAAAMAAJ&q=%22yabgu+devleti+zaman%C4%B1nda+O%C4%9Fuzlar%22&dq=%22yabgu+devleti+zaman%C4%B1nda+O%C4%9Fuzlar%22&pgis=1 "page 134"]

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