Khitan

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Origin uncertain. Cognate with Chinese 契丹 (Qìdān), Spanish Catay, Portuguese Catai, Russian Китай (Kitaj), and English Cathay.

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Khitan

  1. An extinct Mongolic language once spoken in the northern China.
  2. Ancient nomadic people who lived in that area.

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