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ulan

  

      n      a less common variant of       uhlan  


Ulan Bator  
      n   the capital of Mongolia, in the N central part: developed in the mid-17th century around the Da Khure monastery, residence until 1924 of successive ``living Buddhas'' (third in rank of Buddhist-Lamaist leaders), and main junction of caravan routes across Mongolia; university (1942); industrial and commercial centre. Pop.: 627300 (1997 est.),   (Former name (until 1924))    Urga     (Chinese name)    Kulun  
Ulan-Ude  
      n   an industrial city in SE Russia, capital of the Buryat Republic: an important rail junction. Pop.: 366000 (1995 est.),   (Former name (until 1934))    Verkhne-Udinsk  
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uhlan   , ulan         
      n     (History)   a member of a body of lancers first employed in the Polish army and later in W European armies  
     (C18: via German from Polish ulan, from Turkish olan young man)  


ulan  
      n      a less common variant of       uhlan  
Ulan Bator  
      n   the capital of Mongolia, in the N central part: developed in the mid-17th century around the Da Khure monastery, residence until 1924 of successive ``living Buddhas'' (third in rank of Buddhist-Lamaist leaders), and main junction of caravan routes across Mongolia; university (1942); industrial and commercial centre. Pop.: 627300 (1997 est.),   (Former name (until 1924))    Urga     (Chinese name)    Kulun  
Ulan-Ude  
      n   an industrial city in SE Russia, capital of the Buryat Republic: an important rail junction. Pop.: 366000 (1995 est.),   (Former name (until 1934))    Verkhne-Udinsk  

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Ulan Bator, Ulan-Ude, uhlan, ulna

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