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Khi·tan Liao(kē′tän′ lyou′)
A dynasty founded by the seminomadic Khitans that ruled northern China from 907 to 1125.
[Khitan + Mandarin Liáo, dynasty name chosen by the third Khitan emperor in 947.]
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