Karakorum

geographical name
Kar·​a·​ko·​rum | \ ˌkär-ə-ˈkȯr-əm How to pronounce Karakorum (audio) \

Definition of Karakorum

ruined city in Mongolia on the upper Orhon River

Note: Karakorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire.

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