The Kushan Empire was a vast empire that flourished in Central Asia during Antiquity. The Kushans were a nomadic people who originated in the steppes of Central Asia. The Kushans were skilled merchants and conquerors, and their empire stretched from northern India to the Caspian Sea. One of your ancestors may have been a Kushan merchant who traveled along the Silk Road to exchange goods. Another of your ancestors may have been a Kushan warrior who fought in the armies of the Kushan Empire.