Mongolian is an Altaic language spoken by more than 5 million people in Mongolia, China, Afghanistan and Russia. Nowadays It is officially written with the Cyrillic alphabet. Between the 13th and 15th Centuries, Mongolian was also written with Chinese characters, the Arabic alphabet and a script derived from Tibetan called Phags-pa. As a result of pressure from the Soviet Union, Mongolia adopted the Latin alphabet in 1931 and the Cyrillic alphabet in 1937.

Map of Mongolian language speakers.
Map of Mongolian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 5.7 million

Main Countries: Mongolia, China, People's Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Russia

Alternate names: Halh, Khalkha Mongolian, Mongol, Central Mongolian

ISO 639-3 Code: mon

Language Sample

Some proverbs in Mongolian:

Usiig ni uval yosiig ni daga
If you drink the water, follow the custom (= When in Rome do as the Romans)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Mongolian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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