Mongolia

geographical name
Mon·​go·​lia | \ män-ˈgōl-yə How to pronounce Mongolia (audio) , mäŋ-, -ˈgō-lē-ə \

Definition of Mongolia

1 region of eastern Asia east of the Altai Mountains including independent Mongolia, the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, and Russia's Tyva Republic; includes the Gobi Desert
2 or formerly (to distinguish it from the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia) Outer Mongolia landlocked country in eastern Asia between China and Russia comprising the major portion of the region of Mongolia; a republic; capital Ulaanbaatar area 603,909 square miles (1,564,116 square kilometers), population 3,103,000

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“Mongolia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongolia. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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