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The Sorqu people (Sorqu language: Sorqu cin, Old Sorqu: ú Sorәq ceng ssuk, traditional Chinese: 鐵族) were a people who inhabited the region of what is today eastern Mongolia and Northeast China. They established their own dynasty in 309 CE on the vast plains of northeast China with the rather short-lived i Sesә dynasty, which reigned over the Sorqu state for 49 years before being destroyed by the Jie.


The Sorqu spoke a language isolate which has come down to us in two layers, the earlier Old Sorqu, primarily attested through one book and coins and the younger Sorqu gab attested approximately two hundred years later.


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