Mongolian nobility

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The Mongolian nobility (Mongolian: ᠢᠵᠠᠭᠤᠷᠲᠠᠨ; yazgurtan; ᠰᠤᠷᠪᠤᠯᠵᠢᠲᠠᠨ survaljtan) arose between the 10th and 12th centuries, became prominent in the 13th century, and essentially governed Mongolia until the early 20th century.

A Khalkha Mongol noblewoman (c.1908)

The Mongolian word for nobility, Yazgurtan, derives from the Mongol word yazgur, meaning "root".

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