also spelled  Jungar, Jüüngar, Dzhungar, or Dsongar,  

      people of Central Asia, so called because they formed the left wing (dson, “left”; gar, “hand”) of the Mongol army. A western Mongol people whose home was the Ili River valley and Chinese Turkistan, they adopted Buddhism in the 17th century. They are for all practical purposes identical with the Oyrat (q.v.).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dzungar people — Dzungars redirects here. For the empire established by Dzungar people, see Zunghar Khanate. Ööled Regions with significant populations  Mongolia …   Wikipedia

  • dzungar — dzun·gar …   English syllables

  • dzungar — ˈ(d)zu̇ŋˌgär, zəŋ noun ( s) Usage: capitalized : a native of Dzungaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dzungars — Dzungar (also Jungar or Zungar; Mongolian: Зүүнгар Züüngar ) is the collective identity of several Oirat tribes that formed and maintained the last nomadic empire in East Turkestan (now known as Xinjiang) from the early 17th century to the middle …   Wikipedia

  • Sengge — for the Tibetan village see Sengge, Tibet Sengge (d. 1671) was a Choros Oirat prince and the successor to his father Erdeni Batur as ruler of the Dzungar Khanate. Sengge ruled the Dzungar state from 1653 until his murder in 1671 by his two older… …   Wikipedia

  • Erdeni Batur — (d. 1653) was a Choros Oirat prince and is generally considered the founder of a new Oirat state in Central Asia known as the Dzungar Khanate.Erdeni Batur was the son of Khara Khula who was tayishi of the dominant Choros tribe and the leader of… …   Wikipedia

  • Abakh Khoja — Abakh Khoja, Apak Khoja, or more properly [ Khwāja Āfāq , or Khoja Afaq, is a spelling preferred by modern schlars, e.g. Kim (2004) or Gladney (1999)] Āfāq Khwāja (? 1693/94) was a religious and political leader in Kashgaria (in modern day… …   Wikipedia

  • Kazakhstan — /kah zahk stahn /, n. a republic in central Asia, NE of the Caspian Sea and W of China. 16,898,572; 1,049,155 sq. mi. (2,717,311 sq. km). Cap.: Akmola. Former official name, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. * * * Kazakhstan Introduction… …   Universalium

  • Xinjiang — For other uses, see Xinjiang (disambiguation). Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Chinese : 新疆维吾尔自治区 Xīnjiāng Wéiwú ěr Zìzhìqū Uyghur  …   Wikipedia

  • Oirats — This article deals with the Oirat ethnic group. For the obsolete term for the Turkic Altays, see Altay people. Oirat Total population 518,500 [1] Regions with significant populations …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”