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Type Country
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Old Turkic Khitai, the name of a people who ruled northern China as the Liao dynasty from the 10th to 12th century, also called the Khitan people. This is an archaic English synonym for China.
Other Languages & CulturesKitay(Bulgarian) Kitay(Russian) Kitajska(Slovene) Kytay(Ukrainian)
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