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Olkhunut (Mongolian: Олхуноуд, Олхонууд, Олгонууд, Olhonuud; Chinese: 斡勒忽讷; pinyin: wòlēihūnè) was the clan of Hoelun, the mother of Genghis Khan. They helped Genghis to defeat the Naimans. The Olkhunut people were very closely related to the Hongirad tribe. Their descendants still live in Khovd Province of Mongolia and in Inner Mongolia of China.[1][2]


  1. ^ History of Yuan
  2. ^ 《新元史》New Yuan History