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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name of no precise ethnological signification, used in the 13th century to describe the Mongolic, Turkish, and other Asiatic hordes, who, under Genghis Khan ( q. v .), were the terror of Eastern Europe, and now bestowed upon various tribes dwelling in Tartary, Siberia, and the Asiatic steppes.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tartars'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tartars.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.