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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Raphael le Masne de Chermont, executive chairman of Shanghai Tang and a lifelong polo enthusiast, was happy to sponsor the tournament: "Just to be here in Mongolia is absolutely magic."
So we can either say that there were two separate events: One, Genghis Khan's lineage, which was present in Mongolia 800 years ago and we know was greatly amplified over the next centuries, has disappeared from the current gene pool, while another lineage that arose in the same place around the same time has reached high frequency without leaving any trace in history.
Think an uneducated goatherder in Mongolia would have as much arithmetic and algebra as, say, someone like me?
Yet polo practically vanished in Mongolia itself even though, with fewer than 3 million people but exponentially more horses in a vast grazing land the size of western Europe, it seems perfectly suited to the sport.
Giercke, who produces high-quality cashmere in Mongolia, tapped contacts in the fashion industry to forge Mongolia's modern link to the polo world.
Analysts say its labour costs are kept low and looser environmental laws, and the fact that the main deposit at Baotou in Inner Mongolia is also an iron ore mine, that keeps overall processing costs down.
Canada-based SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd., the largest coal producer in Mongolia in terms of export sales, raised $436.3 million from its Hong Kong IPO earlier this year.