Mongolian

[ mong-goh-lee-uh n, mon- ]
/ mɒŋˈgoʊ li ən, mɒn- /
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adjective

noun


Origin of Mongolian

First recorded in 1730–40; Mongoli(a) + -an

Related formsnon-Mon·go·li·an, adjective, nounpre-Mon·go·li·an, adjectivepseu·do-Mon·go·li·an, adjective, nountrans-Mon·go·li·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mongolian

mongolian

/ (mɒŋˈɡəʊlɪən) /

adjective

offensive (not in technical use) of, relating to, or affected by Down's syndrome

Mongolian

/ (mɒŋˈɡəʊlɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Mongolia, its people, or their language

noun

a native of Mongolia
the language of MongoliaSee Khalkha
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Word Origin and History for mongolian

Mongolian

1738 (adj.); 1846 (n.), from Mongol + -ian. As a classification for "the Asiatic race," it is from 1868.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for mongolian

Mongolian

adj.

Relating to Down syndrome. No longer in technical use. Now considered offensive.

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