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Old 02-15-2009, 03:18 AM
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Default What did the Japanese refer to Mongols as?

As I'm constructing my character's roleplay, and also out of historical interest, what did the (medieval) Japanese call the Mongols in their language? I know it wasn't "Mongols." I want to be as authentic as possible with the rendering of the term describing this group of people. I know the Mongol invaders of Japan from the 13th century were referred to as something...
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The name Jebe means "arrow" in the language of the Mongols.
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元寇 - genkō (Mongol Invasion)
モンゴル人 - mongorujin (Mongolian People)

I couldn't find the exact term used back then but I hope this helps.
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Default Re: What did the Japanese refer to Mongols as?

Thank you! This is exactly the sort of information I was looking for.
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The name Jebe means "arrow" in the language of the Mongols.
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What about the Northern Yuan Mongolians (the reigning empire of the time in Mongolia)? There could potentially be a different demonym for their empire.
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Default Re: What did the Japanese refer to Mongols as?

The japanese also referred to all foreigners as nanban. This started as just used for the chinese, nanban lit. = southern barbarians. But it slowly incorporated all foreigners.
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