Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
1738 (adj.); 1846 (n.), from Mongol + -ian. As a classification for "the Asiatic race," it is from 1868.
Mongolian Mon·go·li·an or mon·go·li·an (mŏng-gō'lē-ən, -gōl'yən, mŏn-)adj. Relating to Down syndrome. No longer in technical use. Now considered offensive.