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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKitay(Bulgarian) Kitay(Russian) Kitajska(Slovene) Kytay(Ukrainian)
Entry added February 28, 2019