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The Janissaries (from Ottoman Turkish يڭيچرى Yeniçeri meaning "new soldier", Template:Lang-sq) were infantry units that formed the Ottoman sultan's household troops and bodyguards. The force was created by the Sultan Murad I from Christian boys levied through the devşirme system from conquered countries in the 14th century and was abolished by Sultan Mahmud II in 1826 with the Auspicious Incident.

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