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Kingdom of Tangut tribes that was established in the 11th century and flourished through the early 13th. Founded by Li Yuanhao, who named it after the ancient Chinese state of Xia, it existed in an uneasy truce with China's Southern Song dynasty and the Liao dynasty of the Inner Asian Khitan tribes until it was conquered by Genghis Khan.
Variants of XI XIA
Xi Xia or Hsi Hsia
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