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The English word Horde derives from Orda (organization), a historic sociopolitical and military structure in steppe nomad cultures such as the Turks and Mongols. Specific examples of historic hordes include:

  • Hordes of the Jochid Ulus, also known as White, Blue and Gray hordes, formed in 1226 and 1227
  • Golden Horde, a Turkic-Mongol state established in the 1240s
  • Great Horde, a remnant of the Golden Horde from about 1466 until 1502
  • Nogai Horde, a Turkic clan situated in the Caucasus Mountain region, formed in the 1390s

Horde may also refer to:

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  • Horde (band), an unblack metal project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock
  • H.O.R.D.E., a music festival in the United States


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