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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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See Lukman Zakirov, "Poch emu kitaiskie tatary poiut melodichno?," Literaturnaia gazeta, 6 September 2000, 5.
The ceremony was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, Tatary President Rustem Minnihanov, Chechnya President Ramazan Kadirov and many other government officials.