Mongolic languages

Mongolic
Geographic
distribution:
Mongolia; Inner Mongolia and regions close to its border, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai (China); Buryatia and Kalmykia (Russian Federation)
Linguistic classification:Altaic (controversial)
  • Mongolic
Subdivisions:
Central Mongolic
Shirongolic
Dagur
ISO 639-5:xgn
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Geographic distribution of the Mongolic languages

The Mongolic languages are a group of languages that are spoken in Central Asia. Some linguists propose to put Mongolic languages in the same group as the Turkic and Tungusic languages. They call this group the Altaic languages, but not all linguists agreed upon this.

The best-known member of this language family is Mongolian. In Cyrillic orthography as it is used in Mongolia it is written Монгол Хэл, and in the vertical Uygur-derived script as used in it is Inner Mongolia in China it is written Mongγol Kele). It is the primary language of most of the residents of Mongolia, and is spoken by around 5.7 million people in Mongolia, Russia, and China.

References

  • Γarudi (2002): Dumdadu üy-e-yin mongγul kelen-ü bütüče-yin kelberi-yin sudulul [The study of grammatical forms in Middle Mongolian]. Kökeqota: Öbür mongγul-un arad-un keblel-ün qoriy-a.
  • Janhunen, Juha (ed.) (2003): The Mongolic languages. London: Routledge.
  • Janhunen, Juha (2003a): Written Mongol. In: Janhunen 2003: 30-56.
  • Janhunen, Juha (2003b): Para-Mongolic. In: Janhunen 2003: 391-402.
  • Janhunen, Juha (2003c): Proto-Mongolic. In: Janhunen 2003: 1-29.
  • Poppe, Nicholas (1964 [1954]): Grammar of Written Mongolian. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • Rybatzki, Volker (2003): Middle Mongol. In: Janhunen 2003: 47-82.
  • Sechenbaatar, Borjigin (2003): The Chakhar dialect of Mongol - A morphological description. Helsinki: Finno-Ugrian society.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Mongoolse tale
العربية: لغات منغولية
aragonés: Luengas mongols
azərbaycanca: Monqol dilləri
беларуская: Мангольскія мовы
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Мангольскія мовы
български: Монголски езици
brezhoneg: Yezhoù mongolek
dolnoserbski: Mongolske rěcy
Esperanto: Mongola lingvaro
français: Langues mongoles
한국어: 몽골어족
hornjoserbsce: Mongolske rěče
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Mongolik
latviešu: Mongoļu valodas
lietuvių: Mongolų kalbos
Limburgs: Mongoolse tale
Lingua Franca Nova: Linguas mongolica
македонски: Монголски јазици
Nederlands: Mongoolse talen
norsk nynorsk: Mongolske språk
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Moʻgʻul tillari
română: Limbi mongolice
Runa Simi: Mungul rimaykuna
slovenčina: Mongolské jazyky
српски / srpski: Монголски језици
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mongolski jezici
svenska: Mongolspråk
татарча/tatarça: Монгол телләре
Türkçe: Moğol dilleri
українська: Монгольські мови
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: مۇڭغۇل تىللىرى
Tiếng Việt: Ngữ hệ Mông Cổ
吴语: 蒙古语族
粵語: 蒙古語系
中文: 蒙古语族