Northern Mongolia (Buryatia, Buryat-Mongolia, Ethnic Buryatia) is a historical region in southern Siberia. It includes Republic of Buryatia, Zabaykalsky Krai, part of Krasnoyarsk Krai, and southern and central Irkutsk Oblast of Russia.
The Merkit, Jalayir, Tümed, Tayichiud, Bayad, Mongolic forest tribes, Barga, Khalkha, Daur and Oirat Mongols lived in the region. Zabaykalsky Krai and Khentii Province of Mongolia was core region of the Khamag Mongol Khanate. Northern Mongolia has been ruled by the many Mongolic states such as Xiongnu Empire (209 BC-93 CE), Xianbei state (93-234), Rouran Khaganate (330-555), Khitan Empire (906-1125), Mongol Empire (1206-1368) and Mongolian Khaganate (1368-1691).
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