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Mongolia

[mong-goh-lee-uh, mon-]
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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

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

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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