) is a old term that referred to that region of Asia
east of the Ural mountains
. Originally, and before Zheng He
and Christopher Columbus
, it meant every part of the world that excluded Europe
to the Europeans.
The term was eventually replaced with Siberia by Russian territorial expansionists, and has now died out. Nevertheless, it still often remains visible on old maps.
See also: Strait of Tartary, Tatars, Tatary
is also a village in Romania
which gained fame after discovery of Tartaria tablets