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Mongol

[mong-guh l, -gohl, mon-] /ˈmɒŋ gəl, -goʊl, ˈmɒn-/
noun
1.
a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2.
a person having Mongoloid characteristics.
3.
any Mongolian language.
4.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome; Mongoloid.
adjective
5.
Related forms
non-Mongol, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • The Ming dynasty inherited the work of the mongols and consolidated it.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • The mongols, however, are nomads, and their villages are always on the move.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Both the Soyots and mongols consider this a terrible and sacred lake.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • The mongols led us into the monastery, where the Hutuktu immediately received me.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • This is one of the reasons for his great influence over the mongols.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • Nobody shall extinguish the fire in the heart of the mongols!

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • However, this does not prevent the mongols from hunting them.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • The other mongols immediately stopped their camels and began to pray.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • Continuous deliberations were held by both the Chinese and mongols.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • The mongols were the most appalling barbarians whom the world has ever seen.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for mongols

mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡəl/
noun
1.
a formerly used and now highly offensive name for a person affected by Down's syndrome

Mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡɒl; əl/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
2.
the Mongolian language
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Word Origin and History for mongols

Mongol

1738 (n.); 1763 (adj.), native name, said to be from mong "brave."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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