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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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Kazakh adat merged influences from Mongolic, Islamic, and Russian law and was finally codified in the 1820s, a point Malikov might have made (317).
acclimatized to simple thinking and hard living, tall and stalwart, hale, hearty and humorous, onion-eating and fun-loving, children of nature, who are in every way more Mongolic and more conservative than the conglomeration of peoples near Shanghai.
Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic) is one of the most disputed issues in linguistic history.
Studies in Mongolic Historical Morphology: Verb Formation in the Secret History of the Mongols
The most significant of these non-Chinese peoples proved to be the Xianbei ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), who were speakers of a language that may have been related to Mongolic, and likely originated in the vicinity of what is now Manchuria or northeastern Inner Mongolia.
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.
Another trait of Mongolic populations is an extra-root on mandibular molars.
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