In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As the death toll from the plague mounted, so did tensions between the warlike Mongols and Italians plying their trade on the Black Sea.
- But Mongols, in turn, became increasingly fascinated by their new subjects.
- According to the census, the total population of Mongols in the United States now stands at about 3,500.
- They are mainly scattered in Inner Mongolia, living together with the Mongols and Chinese.
- They are almost exclusively descendants of the Han, a people believed to be related to the Mongols of Central Asia.
- The Mongols were actually ahead of most of their opponents in terms of technology, training and leadership.
- He said that even though he was an undercover agent, he preferred to pal around with the Mongols on his days off because he was fond of them.
- Medieval Baghdad, before its sack by the Mongols, had 36 public libraries when Europe had none.
- Indeed, some have thought that the manufacture of tofu was originally an adaptation of cheese-making, learned perhaps from the Mongols.
- Tribal rivalries meant that every male Mongol was brought up to be able to fight and hunting expeditions formed the ideal training ground.
- Although they speak a Turkic dialect, their ancient ancestors may have been Mongols.
- Francis Bacon recognized the importance of the Mongols as a conduit between East and West.
- Seljuk power was swept away by another Central Asian dynasty, the Mongols, in 1194.
- Tradition has it that moon cakes were first used to carry messages to help the Chinese throw off the Mongols in the 14th century.
- The Mongols weren't so much tolerant as they were open, being willing to have all sorts of religions in their empire.
- The 1200s witnessed yet another invasion, and control went to the Mongols, who ruled until the 1400s.
- The cultural and educational level of the Mongols is higher than average among the national minorities of China.
- The Chinese supported the Mongols, who invaded Tibet briefly in 1720.
- The result was a steady migration of Mongols into China during the first 100 years of the Ming dynasty.
- I note above the importance of textiles in spreading the message that the Mongols had created an empire.
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