"Hujaa" means Chinese! I don`t know if Chinese have word "Hujaa"
Interesting. I looked up "Cathay" on Wikipedia, as it is supposed to be a corruption of the Mongol name for China that passed into the European lexicon via Marco Polo, and found Khyatad (Хятад) / Kitad. Maybe the Chinese don't like being called that because the Khitad were not Han Chinese
Remember though - this forum seeks to promote the interests of Mongols, it isn't a multi-cultural forum
Sorry, I'm not sure if I have understood you correctly. Does this mean that you cannot join in your forum unless you are mongol? I am not Mongol but I do have a very strong interest in Mongolian history and culture and I enjoy learning about it. Am i welcome to join?
I never meant it that way 2 yrs ago, but I wanted it to be clear that the site will be Mongol-centric (obviously). Quite a few non-Mongols have joined before. Unfortunately real life can be a b--ch, and I had to leave it behind b4 any real activism and others have left too in my wake.
The site is pretty much archived for now, and people moved on. If you want to learn more about Mongol culture you can head to asuult.com - they have an English section now. Mostly filled with Mongolian-American teens though, but as you can expect from Mongols, they are very fun at times. Just some with a few screws loose... like me xD
As for history, here on Steppe History Forum is where the real experts are really - and folks here are objective, you won't find a clearer historical answer when it comes to the steppes then here.
The forum was called "Pan-Mongolism" but it seems that such a term has already been coined by Khalkha folks and for the most part, their version/ideology of Pan-Mongolism means calling everyone back to Mongolia to develop the country! Heh, our ideology is different, but not all realised it, the site was first designed to simply help end the ignorance and 'brotherly-hate' between our many ethnics and also to build upon that by encouraging understanding and co-operation.
But that was two years ago. Gone are the days of youth it seems heh. If you want just a basic read though, you can trust us at wikipedia - we have put a lot of work on our articles, it's not all written by foreigners (unless some random idiot decides to vandalise a few things - which can take months b4 one of us even takes notice, but those such edits can generally be easy to spot). The days of wiki-editing is over too however, for me anyways.
Thank you for that reply I didn't think it was meant that way, as most of you guys here all seem pretty friendly ;D but I wanted to make sure. I agree, this forum is filled with a lot of very intelligent people and extremely informative articles, and it wasn't that I found I was short of information on this forum, I just like to have a look around and use as many sources as I can when I research things. It's a shame that your forum has gone so quiet. It seems like it was a really good idea But oh well, these things happen I suppose... Life must go one Thanks anyway ;D
Khagan, I've been thinking really. Pan-Mongol site is pretty much dead nowadays and nonetheless out of respect of this forum being unbiased and probably the only source of objective research on the steppes on the net... we remove the link to Pan-Mongol.
Still remember in the past also, a member told me that he couldn't access my forum from his office as the word "Pan" itself is a dirty word. Reality is that people will judge us before reading, hence it's for the best. What do you say? Don't want people to get the wrong impression.