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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} A kurultai (Mongolian: Хуралдай, Khuruldai; Turkish: Kurultay)<ref group=dn>Kazakh: Құрылтай, Qurıltay; Tatar: Qorıltay{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Bashkir: Ҡоролтай, Qoroltay{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Azerbaijani: Qurultay{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Turkmen: Gurultaý{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}</ref> was a political and military council of ancient Mongol and Turkic chiefs and khans. The root of the word is "Kur/Khur" (assemble/discuss) and that helps form "Kurul/Khural" meaning political "meeting" or "assembly" in Turkic and Mongolian languages. Kurultay, Khuraldai, khuruldai, or khuraldaan means "a gathering", or more literally, "intergatheration". This root is the same in the Mongolian word khurim, which means "feast" and "wedding" and originally referred to large festive gatherings on the steppe, but is used mainly in the sense of wedding in modern times.


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