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The Meaning of Mongol

April 8th, 2015

Episode 1002 of 1501 episodes

Imagine your nationality was used by people all around the world to describe someone with a learning disability or a stupid person. Uuganaa Ramsay investigates how the word mongol became a term to describe someone with Down's Syndrome and as a term of abuse meaning an idiot.

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