Ulaanbaatar

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Etymology[edit]

From Mongolian Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar), from улаан (ulaan, red) баатар (baatar, hero) (cognate to bogatyr). The name was adopted in 1924; before that, the city was known by a number of more prosaic names, including Их Хүрээ (Ih Hüree, Great Camp), Даа Хүрээ (Daa Hüree, Great Camp) (whence, via Chinese, its English names Kulun and Kuren), and Өргөө (Örgöö, Residence) (whence Urga).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌuːlɑːn ˈbɑːtɑːɹ/

Proper noun[edit]

Ulaanbaatar

  1. The capital of Mongolia.

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