"Horde" as in "Mongol Horde," means the central headquarters, the general's encampment.
Well, actually that I knew. What I didn't know is that it survives in "Urdu," the name of the langauge spoken in Pakistan, an offshoot of Hindi, said to be the form that evolved among soldiers. Or as a tour guide in Delhi told me a few years bak--"it's a camp language."
That is all. Resume your pointless entertainments.