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Outer Mongolia (Mongolian script Gadagadu Monggol, Mongolian Cyrillic: Гадаад Монгол, Gadaad Mongol, ) was a territory of the Manchu Qing Dynasty. Its area was roughly equivalent to that of the modern state of Mongolia, which is sometimes informally called "Outer Mongolia" today. There was and is some confusion about whether Outer Mongolia only consisted of the four Khalkha aimags (Setsen Khan Aimag, Tüsheet Khan Aimag, Sain Noyon Khan Aimag and Zasagt Khan Aimag), or of Khalkha plus Oyirad areas Khovd and Tannu Uriankhai. In explaining its independence from the Chinese Republic in 1912, the Mongolian government around the Bogd Khan stressed that both Mongolia and China had been administered by the Manchus, but after the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1911 it was simply that the contract about their submission to the Manchus had become invalid.
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1. a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
(synonym) Mongolia, Mongolian People's Republic
(hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation
(part-meronym) Ulan Bator, Ulaanbaatar, Urga, Kulun, capital of Mongolia
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