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Koulan \Kou"lan\, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A wild horse ( Equus onager or Asinus onager) inhabiting the plains of Central Asia; -- called also gour, khur, and onager. [Written also kulan.]

Note: It is sometimes confounded with the dziggetai, to which it is closely related. It is gray in winter, but fulvous in summer. It has a well defined, dark, dorsal stripe, and a short, erect mane. In size, it is intermediate between the horse and ass.


n. (alternative form of koulan English)


Kulan may refer to:

  • Turkmenian kulan, Equus hemionus kulan, a subspecies of onager
  • Kulan, Afghanistan, a village in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan
  • Kulan, East Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Kulan, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Kulan, Khuzestan, Iran
  • Kulan, Kurdistan, Iran
  • Kulan, Kumasi, Kurdistan Province, Iran
  • Kulan, Lorestan, Iran
  • Kulan, Kazakhstan, the capital town of the Turar Ryskulov District
  • Mayi-Kulan, one of the northeast Pama-Nyungan languages
  • Kulan Gath, a fictional character in several Marvel comics

Usage examples of "kulan".

Carthoris of Helium did not ask, though he noted it, for his loyalty to Kulan Tith was the loyalty of the blood of John Carter of Virginia for a friend, greater than which could be no loyalty.

I may not tell you it again, but I am glad that you know it, for there is no dishonour in it either to you or to Kulan Tith or to myself.

As much as I love your father, as much as I respect Kulan Tith, to whom you are betrothed, as well as I know the frightful consequences that must have followed such an act of mine, hurling into war, as it would, three of the greatest nations of Barsoom--yet, notwithstanding all this, I should not have hesitated to take you thus, Thuvia of Ptarth, had you even hinted that it would not have displeased YOU.

He knew that she was promised to Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, but if he had been instrumental in her abduction, his motives could not be prompted by loyalty to his friend, or regard for her honour.

Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, to whom she was affianced, commanded her respect and admiration.

And did Thuvia of Ptarth now measure Astok of Dusar by the standards of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol?

The device was that of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol--the man to whom the Princess of Ptarth was betrothed!

No man could accuse him of cowardice or treachery, for Kulan Tith was in arms against Helium, and, further, upon the Thuria were not enough swords to delay even temporarily the outcome that already was a foregone conclusion in the minds of the watchers.

In the bow stood Kulan Tith, a brave figure fighting beside his brave warriors, beating back the ferocious green men.

As they charged a shout of warning came from Kulan Tith, upon the bridge of his own ship, and with it an appreciation of the valour of the act that had put the smaller vessel in these sore straits.

Kulan Tith and his Kaolians stood wide-eyed and speechless with amazement as they saw thousands of these strange, fierce warriors emerge from the companion-way of the small craft that could not comfortably have accommodated more than fifty.

A cough behind them brought both about, and there they saw standing, not two paces from them Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol.

Kulan Tith, but if I may serve you, Prince, you have but to command Torkar Bar, Dwar of the Kaolian Road.

But to traverse the surrounding country, and to enter the guarded city of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, were two very different things.

There were breathing spells when I had a chance to converse with the red men beside whom I fought, and once the jeddak, Kulan Tith himself, laid his hand upon my shoulder and asked my name.