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Genghis Khan

Line breaks: Gen|ghis Khan
Pronunciation: /ˌɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn
 
, ˌdʒɛŋ-/

Definition of Genghis Khan in English:

( 1162–1227), founder of the Mongol empire; born Temujin. He took the name Genghis Khan (‘ruler of all’) in 1206 after uniting the nomadic Mongol tribes, and by the time of his death his empire extended from China to the Black Sea.

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