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Checkpoint[edit]

Didn't the system consist of relay stations rather than checkpoints? Yaan (talk) 10:29, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Didn't chose the term and didn't think about the difference very hard when editing either, but you're probably right. --Latebird (talk) 12:55, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
As it was in Russian books from XIX - first half of XX these yams were called (by Russians in Mongolia) "станок" (singular). Vocabulary of folk geography terms vol.2 (in Russian):"At Eastern and Southern Syberia along the "тракт"s (main roads) are located "станки"(plural) - communication settlements where is possible get food and rest."
And I will try to find maps from German world atlas (1907) where were noted probably postal stations along mongolian roads. Bogomolov.PL (talk) 17:28, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

"Yam" means department or administration in modern mongolian, a language which has changed very little from the time of Chinggis Khaan (any Mongolian person can read the secret history of the mongols, written shortly after Chinggis' death, with less difficulty than an Brit or American can read Shakespeare). This may be the etymology of the name. http://www.bolor-toli.com/index.php?pageId=10&go=1&direction=mn-en&search=%D1%8F%D0%B0%D0%BC 122.201.20.66 (talk) 07:52, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Also, I believe that the translation of өртөө is incorrect - http://www.bolor-toli.com/index.php?pageId=10&go=1&direction=mn-en&search=%D3%A9%D1%80%D1%82%D3%A9%D3%A9 I do not speak Mongolian personally, but this is the major online dictionary used by all Mongolian people (Source: I live in Mongolia). 122.201.20.66 (talk) 07:55, 1 March 2013 (UTC)