02-03_Ch12: The Mongols

North - South
1. Her life is example of the influence and authority
women exerted in Mongol society.
3. Today, it identifies a Turkic ethnic group in Russia.
Formerly, and erroneously, extended to include nearly all
Central Asian, Turkic, and Mongolian ethnic groups.
5. Mongol for 'Meeting' or 'Assembly' of tribal chieftains.
This is a cultural trait of Central Asian steppe peoples.
6. Mongol 'Sky' god.
7. The lifestyle that dominated the steppes north and
west of the Great Wall.
10. This animal was absolutely pivotal to the peoples of
the steppes. Though not often a food source, it was
indispensable for survival.
11. Though not a food source, this creature was
important as a pack-animal. Another species of this
creature roams the arid areas of the Middle East and
North Africa.
East - West
2. Lacking a tomb culture, this was a form of burial for
peoples living on the steppes. (2 words)
4. A government whose top political figure is a 'Khan'.
Initially, these were sections of the larger Mongol Empire.
Eventually, they broke away and became independent.
6. The 'given' name of the 12th - 13th C. unifier of the
nomadic peoples of the steppes.
8. An action meant to be of short duration for the purpose
of stealing property from a neighboring people. Historically
common among nomadic peoples of the world.
9. Mongol for "Leader" or "Ruler".
12. Served as a physical dividing line between the nomadic
lifestyle of the North and West, and the sedentary lifestyle
of the South. (2 words)
13. Stretches of dry (arid) grasslands in central and eastern
Asia. Often the homes of nomadic peoples who depend on
the grasslands to raise livestock (sheep, horses, camels,
goats, etc...).

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