The Halat, also known as the Alat, Alatçin, Halatçin, and/or Ulayundluğ (Common Script: Halat; IPA: /hɑlɑːt/; Chinese: 賀賴, 曷剌, 遏羅支, 葛羅枝牙; Kharakhanid: اُوﻻيُنْدْلُغْ), were originally a Xuŋa tribe; however, they gradually branched out, joining a variety of nomadic confederations. Their modern descendants are now scattered across the Asian continent in countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China.
From Turkic *[pʰ]ɑlɑː "Dappled, mottled, piebald" + *ɑt "horse." -çin is a Mongolic occupational derivational suffix, and -yundluğ "with a horse" is from Turkic *junt "horse."
Transcriptions of Their Name
Halat - He-lai (賀賴) LH *gɑi-lɑs (The Book of Wei 113, Book of Jin 97)