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The Eurasian Steppe (sometimes referred to collectively as The Steppes or The Steppe) is the term often used to describe the vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia stretching from the western borders of the steppes of Hungary to the eastern border of the steppes of Mongolia. Most of the Euro-Asian Steppe is included within the region of Central Asia while only a small part of it is included within Eastern Europe. The term Asian Steppe usually describes the Euro-Asian Steppe without its most western parts, i.e. the steppes of western Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. Also the eurasian steppe is known for its beautiful grasslands and amazing giraffe population. The giraffes thriving here and are exsisting well here. A steppe in Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, a steppe (Russian: - , Ukrainian: - , Kazakh: - ), pronounced in English as , is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being dominated by tall grasses... An ecoregion, sometimes called a bioregion, is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ... For other uses, see Eurasia (disambiguation). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... The Asian Steppe (sometimes refferd to asThe Steppes or The Steppe) is the Asian part of the Euro-Asian Steppe Steppe Grassland Great Alföld Little Alföld Great Steppe Central Asia Pontic steppe Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Siberia Categories: | | | | ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ...


The Eurasian Steppe was the place from where nomadic horse archers, such as the Great Horde of Genghis Khan, invaded the civilizations of China, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. Eurasian nomads are a large group of peoples of the steppes of Central Asia, Mongolia and Eastern Europe (Pontic steppe). ... A horse archer (or horsed archer, mounted archer) is a cavalryman armed with a bow. ... The Great Horde, or Big Horde was the central principality of the Mongol-Tartar Golden Horde, the westernmost successor state of Genghis Khans legacy. ... For other uses, see Genghis Khan (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

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Ecoregions

The World Wildlife Fund divides the Euro-Asian Steppe into a number of ecoregions, distinguished by elevation, climate, rainfall, and other characteristics, and home to distinct communities of plants and animals. Note: After losing a court case in 2002 on the use of the initials WWF, the organization previously known as the World Wrestling Federation has rebranded itself as World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE. WWF - The Conservation Organization was formerly known as World Wildlife Fund and Worldwide Fund for Nature. ... An ecoregion, sometimes called a bioregion, is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ...

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Shan steppe]] (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)

  • Altai steppe and semi-desert (Kazakhstan)
  • Daurian forest steppe (China, Mongolia, Russia)
  • Emin Valley steppe (China, Kazakhstan)
  • Kazakh forest steppe (Kazakhstan, Russia)
  • Kazakh steppe (Kazakhstan, Russia)
  • Kazakh upland (Kazakhstan)
  • Mongolian-Manchurian grassland (China, Mongolia, Russia)
  • Pontic steppe (Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine)
  • Sayan Intermontane steppe (Russia)
  • Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe (Mongolia, Russia)
  • South Siberian forest steppe (Russia)
  • Tian Shan foothill arid steppe (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)

Located between the China-Kazakhstan border it is about 65,000 square kilometers. ... The steppes of Eastern Kazakhstan in Altyn Emeil National Park, where Genghis Khan reportedly once rode, appear to stretch out forever. ... The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland, also known as the Mongolian-Manchurian steppe, is a temperate grassland of Mongolia and northern China. ... The Pontic steppe refers to the steppelands to the north of the Black Sea and on its eastern side as far as the Caspian Sea. ...

See also

A steppe in Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, a steppe (Russian: - , Ukrainian: - , Kazakh: - ), pronounced in English as , is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being dominated by tall grasses... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Puszta is a concept often associated with Hungarian traditional landscape. ... The Great Alföld, Alföld, or Great Hungarian Plain (in Hungarian: Alföld or Nagyalföld, in Slovak Veľká dunajská kotlina, in Romanian Câmpia Tisei, in Serbian/Croatian simply known as Panonski basen, Pannonian Plain) is a plain/basin occupying the southern and eastern part of Hungary... The Little Alföld or Little Hungarian Plain (Hungarian: Kisalföld, Slovak Malá dunajská kotlina, German Kleine Ungarische Tiefebene) is a plain/basin of appr. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The Pontic steppe refers to the steppelands to the north of the Black Sea and on its eastern side as far as the Caspian Sea. ... “Siberian” redirects here. ...

Bibliography

  • Plano Carpini, John of, "History of the Mongols," in Christopher Dawson, (ed.), Mission to Asia, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005, pp. 3-76.
  • Barthold, W., Turkestan Down to the Mongol Invasion, T. Minorsky, (tr.), New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1992.
  • Fletcher, Joseph F., Studies on Chinese and Islamic Inner Asia, Beatrice Forbes Manz, (ed.), Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum, 1995, IX.
  • Grousset, Rene, The Empire of the Steppes: a History of Central Asia, Naomi Walford, (tr.), New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1970.
  • Krader, Lawrence, "Ecology of Central Asian Pastoralism," Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 11, No. 4, (1955), pp. 301-326.
  • Lattimore, Owen, "The Geographical Factor in Mongol History," in Owen Lattimore, (ed.), Studies in Frontier History: Collected Papers 1928-1958, London: Oxford University Press, 1962, pp. 241-258.
  • Sinor, Denis, "The Inner Asian Warrior," in Denis Sinor, (Collected Studies Series), Studies in Medieval Inner Asia, Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, Variorum, 1997, XIII.
  • Sinor, Denis, "Horse and Pasture in Inner Asian History," in Denis Sinor, (Collected Studies Series), Inner Asia and its Contacts with Medieval Europe, London: Variorum, 1977, II.

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