Volume XLI-B4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 91-93, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-91-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 91-93, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-91-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  13 Jun 2016

13 Jun 2016

RESEARCH ON THE ANCIENT MONGOLIAN PLACE-NAME ALONG THE SILK ROAD

Nashunwuritu1, Baiyinbateer2, and Duoxi2 Nashunwuritu et al.
  • 1Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China
  • 2Chifeng Municipal People's Congress, Chifeng 024000, China

Keywords: Ancient Silk Road; Mongolian; Place Names; Culture Integration

Abstract. “Silk Road” is an ancient commercial trade channel connecting China with Asia, Africa and Europe and a major link of the economy, politics and culture of the East and West as well. In the 13th Century, with the westward expedition of Mongolian, the communication and integration of culture among different countries was accelerated, which led to many Mongolian place-names scattered in the countries along the silk-road, such as Khwarezmia, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Kipchak, Persian, involving today's Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Serbia, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India and many other countries and regions. The place-name is a kind of important factor that can represent the changes of culture, economic in history. We analyzed the current place-names in different countries or regions with different language to find out ancient Mongolian place-names, and marked the names on the digital map. Through the changes and transition of the place-name, we explored the development of Mongolian language changes itself, Mongolian blends with other languages, and furtherly reveal information of culture exchange.