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 ˈbɑːtə(ɹ)/

Proper noun[edit]

Ulaanbaatar

  1. The capital of Mongolia.

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