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 (mŏng-gŏl′ĭk, mŏn-)
A language family spoken in Eurasia and including Mongolian and Kalmyk. Also called Mongolian.
1. Of or relating to Mongolic.
2. Anthropology Of or relating to the Mongoloid racial classification. No longer in scientific use.


1. (Languages) a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Mongolian, Kalmuck, and Buryat
2. (Peoples) another word for Mongoloid
3. (Peoples) another word for Mongoloid


(ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɔɪd, ˈmɒn-)

1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by yellowish complexion, prominent cheekbones, epicanthic folds, and straight black hair and including the Mongols, Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Eskimos, and, in some classifications, the American Indians.
2. (often l.c.) (no longer in technical use) of, affected with, or characteristic of Down syndrome.
3. a member of the Mongoloid race.
4. (usu. l.c.) (no longer in technical use) a person affected with Down syndrome.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mongolic - a family of Altaic language spoken in MongoliaMongolic - a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
Altaic language, Altaic - a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
Kalka, Khalka, Khalkha - the language of the Khalkha that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic
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Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic) is one of the most disputed issues in linguistic history.
9 million people who speak at least one of several Mongolic languages, as well as either Russian or Mandarin Chinese as inter-ethnic languages.
Mongol is an Altaic language--from the Altaic Mountains of Central Asia, a language family comprising the Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolic subfamilies--and is related to Turkic (Uzbek, Turkish, and Kazakh), Korean, and, possibly, Japanese.
The notion underlying the anthology is of a Eurasian linguistic continuum stretching from the Pacific in the east to the Mediterranean and Baltic in the west, containing the five families Japanic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic.
153) The list divided immigrants into forty-two races, organized by five categories: Teutonic division from Northern Europe, Celtic division from Western Europe, Iberic division from Southern Europe, Slavic division from Eastern Europe, and Mongolic division.
Particularly interesting here was that, while his earlier paper of 1879 had distinguished between peninsulares (from Spain), insulares (from Cuba), people from the Canary Islands, negros africanos, negros nacidos en Cuba, and mulatos, as well as to a significant number of Chinese indentured labourers listed as of "yellow or mongolic race," his new tally differentiated only between whites, mulatos, and negros (Fernandez 1901, 4-5).
If these Central Eurasians followed their usual pattern of intermarrying with the local people, this would suggest that ethnically the Chinese are not even purely Mongolic in origin
Some of Gorges WardaAEs most important poems are about Mongolic attacks on Erbil city; he wrote them in 1224, 1228, and 1235.
The Mongolic word serigun 'cool' (Khalkha seruun) appears in Yakut as soruun (Slepcov 1972: 337) and in Uyghur as sorun (UTIL 3: 605), but in Uzbek as sarin (OTIL 2: 23), in Altay Turkic as seruun (Baskakov and Toscakova 1947: 128), in Tuvan as serun (Tenisev 1968: 374) and in Turkish as serin.
Many minorities maintain oral traditions of significant history and size, including the Dongxiang, whose Mongolic language has 500,000 speakers, and Hani, a Tibeto-Burman language whose oral tradition tells of an ancient orthography that was lost over the course of their migration to Yunnan.
l, el(e) (see Nyikolajeva 2000 : 49; Marcantonio 2002 : 239), Mongolic ula-, Caucasian ar(a), Dravidian al(a), etc.
One could think, as Johnston did, of four major races comprising humanity - Australoid, Caucasian, Negro, and Mongolic, in Johnston's terms.