Tangut

People historically living in southern Inner Mongolia at the terminus of the Silk Road.

They engaged in irrigated agriculture and pastoralism and acted as middlemen in trade between Central Asia and China. They adopted Buddhism as their state religion, created their own writing system, and in 1038 proclaimed their kingdom of Xi Xia, which survived nearly 200 years.

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  • Tangut — Tangut, das Land der Kokonor Mongolen, so v.w. Sifan …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Tangut — The Tangut (zh cp|c=党项|p=Dǎngxiàng), identified with the state of Western Xia, were a Qiangic Tibetan people who moved to northwestern China sometime before the 10th century AD. They spoke the Tangut language, a now extinct Qiangic language… …   Wikipedia

  • Tangut — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • tangut — Pueblo que históricamente habitó en la Mongolia Interior meridional, en los confines de la ruta de la seda. Se dedicó a la agricultura de regadío y al pastoreo, y actuó como intermediario en el comercio entre Asia central y China. Los tangut… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tangut — (ˈ)tän|güt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Tangut, ancient region in northwestern China : a Tibetan especially of the west central province of Tsinghai in China …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tangut — ISO 639 3 Code : txg ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • tangut — tan·gut …   English syllables

  • Tangut language — Infobox Language name=Tangut familycolor=Sino Tibetan fam1=Sino Tibetan fam2=Tibeto Burman fam3=Qiangic (disputed) nation=Xi Xia script=Tangut script, Tibetan script iso3=txg Tangut (also Xixia or Hsi Hsia) is an ancient northeastern Tibeto… …   Wikipedia

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