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Khitan Between the 10th and 12th centuries CE, the nomadic Khitan dominated a large swath of Mongolia and Manchuria and created the Liao Dynasty, a substantial rival to China's Song Dynasty. They spoke an Altaic language, likely under the Mongolic family of languages. To write down their language, the Khitan people employed two distinct scripts in parallel. The first one, simply called the "large script" by Chinese sources, came into use at approximately 920 CE. The second one, not surprisingly called the "small script", was reputedly created by the Khitan scholar Diela around 925 CE.

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Ireland's History in Maps - Celtic Ireland Ice Ages and the Arrival of Humans --- Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages Maps: BC . 100 . 150 . 200 . 300 . 400 . 500 . 600 . 700 . 800 . 900 . 1000 . 1100 . 1200 . 1300 . 1400 . 1500 . 1600 . 1700 . 1800 . 1845 Reference: Before there were Counties --- Old Irish Kingdoms and Clans --- Old Irish Surnames The Myths of Time: After examining some of the ancient record for Ireland we turn to the early Irish chronicles. The earliest written pre-history of Ireland is passed down in the form of saga stories, legal tracts, annalistic records, and fragmentary accounts which were recorded centuries after they actually may have occurred. Because of this scholars consider the events and people of the pre-Christian (and early Christian) period to be viewed with a skeptical eye.

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