Scripts Сэлэнгэ(Mongolian Cyrillic)
Other Forms FormsSelenga
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Selenge (or Selenga) River, which runs through Mongolia and Russia. The name likely stems from the Mongolian verb сэлэх (seleh) "to swim", though another theory suggests it originated with the Evenki сэлэ (sele) "iron" + (-nga).