Mingghan was a social-military unit of 1,000 households created by Genghis Khan. From this group could be recruited a Mongol regiment of 1,000 men. It is part of the ancient method of organization developed by the nomads of Central Asia based on the decimal system.[1] Tumen, which included 10,000 households and soldiers,[2] was the largest group and it was divided into ten mingghan.[1] A mingghan was made up of 10 jaghuns[2] or 100 arbans.[3] An account cited that once he becomes a guard, it is the duty of a mingghan commander's son to bring a younger brother and 10 other men to serve with him.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Lusted, Marcia Amidon (2017). Genghis Khan and the Building of the Mongol Empire. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. p. 32. ISBN 9781499463521.
  2. ^ a b Behnke, Alison (2008). The Conquests of Genghis Khan. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books. p. 61. ISBN 9780822575191.
  3. ^ Franke, Herbert, Denis Twitchett and John King Fairbank. (1994) The Cambridge History of China: Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 710–1368. Cambridge University Press. pp.345.
  4. ^ Hartog, Leo De (2004). Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World. New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks. pp. 45. ISBN 1860649726.