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Where is The Mongolian Language Spoken?

Believe it or not, the Mongolian language is alive and well, with more and more speakers as the days go by. There is even an online Mongolian language course taught by me 😉 Currently as of 2019, there are about 5.3 million speakers, majority of them being Khalkha...

Why Do Mongolians Write in & Use Cyrillic?

Most people who are not aware of Mongolian culture would assume the writing system in Mongolia is either Mandarin or somewhat related to other East Asian languages. It is an understandable misconception as Mongolia was a former colony of Manchuria until 1921 and is a...

Working on the 2nd edition of the eBook

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for the support so far. I did not expect to get this much traffic and interest from people around the world. Because more and more people have been interested in learning about Mongolia and the Mongolian language, I will be releasing...

Understanding Mongolian Vowels in Detail & Pronunciation

Understanding Mongolian Vowels in Detail & Pronunciation

So in our last lesson we talked about the alphabet pronunciation, so in today’s lesson we will learn in detail about the pronunciation and harmony of Mongolian language vowels. Depending on how long you hold a vowel and subtle pronunciation differences, specific...

The Mongolian Traditional Script

The Mongolian Traditional Script

A lot of people often criticize Mongolia for losing its heritage and culture for not using the traditional script anymore and argue that Mongolians have adopted the Russian language. However, though modern day Mongolians use the Cyrillic alphabet, we still speak our...

Can Mongolians Communicate with Inner Mongolians?

Can Mongolians Communicate with Inner Mongolians?

People would assume that Mongolians and Inner Mongolians would be able to understand each other if they were to communicate. Mostly it is true. A Mongolian and Inner Mongolia would be able to communicate with one another fairly well but there might still be some...

Asking Directions in Mongolian Like A True Nomad

Asking Directions in Mongolian Like A True Nomad

When it comes to Mongolian culture, you have to understand that we don’t specifically talk in numbers nor street names when pointing for directions, but rather landmarks and in relational space. For example, it would be common for a Westerner to point to a...

Learn The Mongolian Cyrillic Alphabet

Learn The Mongolian Cyrillic Alphabet

Position Cyrillic Romanization 1 Аа а 2 Бб b 3 Вв v 4 Гг g 5 Дд d 6 Ее ye 7 Ёё yo 8 Жж j 9 Зз z 10 Ии i 11 Йй j 12 Кк k 13 Лл l 14 Мм m 15 Нн n 16 Оо o 17 Өө ô 18 Пп p 19 Рр r 20 Сс s 21 Тт t 22 Уу u 23 Үү ü 24 Фф f 25 Хх kh 26 Цц ts 27 Чч ch 28 Шш sh 29 Щщ shts 30 Ъъ...