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Mongols \Mon"gols\, Mongolians \Mon*go"li*ans\, n. pl. (Ethnol.) One of the great races of man, including the greater part of the inhabitants of China, Japan, and the interior of Asia, with branches in Northern Europe and other parts of the world. By some American Indians are considered a branch of the Mongols. In a more restricted sense, the inhabitants of Mongolia and adjacent countries, including the Burats and the Kalmuks.


The Mongols (, Mongolchuud, ) are an East- Central Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. They also live as minorities in other regions of China (e.g. Xinjiang), as well as in Russia. Mongolian people belonging to the Buryat and Kalmyk subgroups live predominantly in the Russian federal subjects of Buryatia and Kalmykia.

The Mongols are bound together by a common heritage and ethnic identity. Their indigenous dialects are collectively known as the Mongolian language. The ancestors of the modern-day Mongols are referred to as Proto-Mongols.

Mongols (disambiguation)

Mongols are one or several ethnic groups largely located in Mongolia, China, and Russia.

Mongol or Mongols may also refer to:

Usage examples of "mongols".

Rome was much affrighted when it looked as if the Mongols would overrun Europe.

For it was in that year of 1259 that the barbarian Mongols, having conquered all the rest of the Eastern world, pushed their implacable advance to the very gates of Constantinople.

The Mongols were something more and something less than human, were they not?

It was known that the Mongols polished their leather armor with grease, and they procured that grease by boiling down their human victims.

When Fra Varisto despaired of wielding the Mongols and resorted to wielding a ferrule, I simply stayed away from school.

But also those Eastern lands became impossible to traverse, what with the depredations of Huns, Tartars, Mongols, marauding back and forth across Asia.

So Rome ought to welcome this chance for an alliance with the Mongols against Islam.

I am presently treating with an embassy of Mongols, hoping to enlist their alliance against our common enemy of Islam.

We bear a request from the Khan of All Khans of the Mongols, and it can only redound to the good of all Europe and Mother Church.

Some twenty-five years ago, the Mongols made a similar overture, and directly to Rome.

Anyway, whatever the beneficent reason, Baghdad was, when we arrived there, what it had been before the Mongols came: a rich and vital and busy trading center.

While they were besieging this city, the Mongols captured a herd of camels somewhere, and they loaded them with bales of dry grass, and set that hay afire, and stampeded the poor beasts into our streets.

When the Mongols under the Ilkhan Hulagu laid siege to Hormuz, the Ilkhan made an offer to the city fathers.

Those were the Mongols of the occupying garrison, all dressed in armor of varnished hides or metal chain mail, and striding contemptuously through the street crowds, shoving aside anybody who stepped in their way.

Back when the Mongols were only separate and disorganized tribes, they called each tribal chief a Khan.