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(ˈtɑːtərɪ) or


1. (Placename) a historical region (with indefinite boundaries) in E Europe and Asia, inhabited by Bulgars until overrun by the Tatars in the mid-13th century: extended as far east as the Pacific under Genghis Khan
2. (Placename) Gulf of Tatary another name for the Tatar Strait


(ˈtɑ tə ri)

also Tartary

a historic region of indefinite extent in E Europe and Asia: designates the area overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages, from the Dnieper River to the Pacific.
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Noun1.Tatary - the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries; "under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean"
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
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But after this long campaign --six years in fact-in a strange land, the winter of 1708-9 was exceptionally severe and Charles's army, stuck in the eastern borderlands of this still vast Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, lacked sufficient supplies and was beginning to dwindle in numbers for lack of new Swedish recruits; he therefore left the road to Moscow and turned south to Ukraine, a fertile land, as the French philosophe put it, "located between Little Tatary [that is, the Crimea], Poland, and Muscovy," where supplies and a potentially powerful ally, Prince Mazepa, awaited him.