from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of east-central Asia comprising modern-day Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia) and the country of Mongolia. The Mongol tribes in the region were united in the 13th century by Genghis Khan. After the 17th century China and Russia contended for control of the area, with the southern part eventually joining China.
- A country of north-central Asia between Russia and China. Originally part of the Mongol Empire, the area was under Chinese control from 1691 to 1911 and from 1919 to 1921, when it formed a separate state under the protection of the USSR. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,950,000.
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- proper n. Country in Central Asia. Official name: Mongolia.
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- n. a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
- n. a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia
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