Mongolian

adjective
Mon·​go·​lian | \ män-ˈgōl-yən How to pronounce Mongolian (audio) , mäŋ-, -ˈgō-lē-ən \

Definition of Mongolian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or constituting Mongolia, the Mongolian People's Republic, the Mongols, or the Mongolian language
2 or mongolian, dated, now offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Mongolian

noun
plural Mongolians

Definition of Mongolian (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the language of the Mongol people
b : a family of Altaic languages that includes the languages of the Mongols and the Kalmucks
b : a member of a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (such as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
c : a native or inhabitant of Mongolia

First Known Use of Mongolian

Adjective

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of Mongolian was in 1706

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“Mongolian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongolian. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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