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Banners of Inner Mongolia
Banner
Manchu: g?sa
G?sa (romanized)
Classical Mongolian: qosi?u bo?u?u hôxûû bôxig (romanized)
Chinese: ? (character)
(Pinyin romanization)
Cyrillic Mongolian: (cyrillized)
khoshuu (romanized)
Mongolian script: Hôxûû or Hûxûû

A banner (Chinese: ?; pinyin: ) is an administrative division of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, corresponding to the county level.

Banners were first used during the Qing Dynasty, which organized the Mongols into banners except those who belonged to the Eight Banners. Each banner had sumu as nominal subdivisions. In Inner Mongolia, several banners made up a league. In the rest, including Outer Mongolia, northern Xinjiang and Qinghai, Aimag () was the largest administrative division. While it restricted the Mongols from crossing banner borders, the dynasty protected Mongolia from population pressure from China proper.

There were 49 banners and 24 tribes during the Republic of China.[1]

Today, banners are a county level division in the Chinese administrative hierarchy. There are 49 banners in total.

Banners

The following list of 49 individual Banners is sorted alphabetically according to the banner's specific title (i.e. ignoring adjectives such as New, Old, Left, Right, and so on).

Autonomous banner

An autonomous banner (Chinese: ; pinyin: zìzhìqí) is a special type of banner set up by the People's Republic of China. There are 3 autonomous banners, all of which are found in northeastern Inner Mongolia, each with a designated ethnic majority other than Han or Mongol and which is a national ethnic minority:

References

  1. ^ Yin-t?ang Chang (1933). The Economic Development and Prospects of Inner Mongolia (Chahar, Suiyuan, and Ningsia). Commercial Press, Limited. p. 62.

See also


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