Khitan fowk

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Khitan people
契丹
MongolHuntersSong.jpg
Depiction o Khitans bi Hugui (胡瓌, 9t/10t century), huntin wi eagles
Regions wi signeeficant populations
Northeast Asia
Leids
Khitan language
Releegion
Veneration o numerous naitural phenomena
Relatit ethnic groups
Mongol Empire

The Khitan or Kitan fowk (Auld Turkic: Old Turkic letter NY.svgOld Turkic letter T1.svgOld Turkic letter I.svgOld Turkic letter IQ.svg 𐰶𐰃𐱃𐰪,[1] Kītań; Cheenese: 契丹, MC Khejtan),[2] an aa kent as the Khitai (Khitan: large Khita-i.png, small Khita-i small.png, Khitai)[3] or Kidan (Modren Mandarin CheeneseQìdān; Mongolian: Кидан‎, Kidan; Hangul거란, Kuran), war a nomadic fowk frae Northeast Asie wha frae the 4t century inhaibitit an aurie correspondin tae pairts o modren Mongolie, Northeast Cheenae an the Roushie Far East. Thay spoke the Khitan leid, which is relatit tae the Mongolic leids.[4] As the Liao dynasty, they dominatit a vast area north o an includin pairts o Cheenae, but left few relics that hae survived till the day.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bilge kagan’s Memorial Complex, Türik Bitig
  2. Baxter-Sagart romanization.
  3. "Khitan" at Omniglot.
  4. Janhunen, Juha (2014). Mongolian. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. p. 4. ISBN 9789027238252. 
  5. "Kingdom of Khitans: Sudden Rise, Sudden Fall". China Daily. 2003-06-19. Retrieved 2008-12-15.