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Mongolia

[mong-goh-lee-uh, mon-] /mɒŋˈgoʊ li ə, mɒn-/
noun
1.
a region in Asia including Inner Mongolia of China and the Mongolian People's Republic.
2.
Also, Nei Monggol. Inner Mongolia.
3.
Outer, former name of Mongolian People's Republic.
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  • We had no doubt that the Red detachment came up from Mongolia.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • The souls of men who have been sacrificed on the altar of darkness of Mongolia?

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • But above all, there was the charm in the very word Mongolia.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • The main trails that cross Mongolia from Kalgan to Urga are two.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • But most of Mongolia's exports go on their own feet, ponies or cattle or sheep.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
British Dictionary definitions for Mongolia

Mongolia

/mɒŋˈɡəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
a republic in E central Asia: made a Chinese province in 1691; became autonomous in 1911 and a republic in 1924; multiparty democracy introduced in 1990. It consists chiefly of a high plateau, with the Gobi Desert in the south, a large lake district in the northwest, and the Altai and Khangai Mountains in the west Official language: Khalkha. Religion: nonreligious majority. Currency: tugrik. Capital: Ulan Bator. Pop: 3 226 516 (2013 est). Area: 1 565 000 sq km (604 095 sq miles) Former names (until 1924) Outer Mongolia, (1924–92) Mongolian People's Republic
2.
a vast region of central Asia, inhabited chiefly by Mongols: now divided into the republic of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia (the Mongol Autonomous Region of China), and the Tuva Republic of S Russia; at its height during the 13th century under Genghis Khan
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Mongolia in Culture

Mongolia definition


Country in north-central Asia, bordered by Russian Siberia to the north, and China to the east, south, and west. Its capital and largest city is Ulan Bator.

Note: It is unofficially called Outer Mongolia.
Note: Mongolia proclaimed itself independent from China in 1911. With Soviet support, a communist regime was established in 1921. In 1990, the Communist party gave up its monopoly on power.
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