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Mongolia Syllabification: Mon·go·li·a
Pronunciation: /mäNGˈɡōlēə/

Definition of Mongolia in English:

A large and sparsely populated country in eastern Asia that includes the Gobi Desert, bordered by Siberia in Russia on the north and by China on the south; population 3,041,100 (est. 2009); capital, Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator); language, Mongolian (official).

The center of the medieval Mongol empire, Mongolia subsequently became a Chinese province and achieved de facto independence in 1911. In 1924, it became a communist state patterned on the Soviet model; a new democratic constitution was introduced in 1992. It was formerly known as Outer Mongolia to distinguish it from Inner Mongolia, which is an autonomous region of China

Words that rhyme with Mongolia

Anatolia, magnolia, melancholia

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