Early and Recent History

Early Mongolian History Early Chinese manuscripts refer to “turkic speaking peoples”, whom they called the Xiongnu, living in the area which is now Mongolia as early as the 4th or 5th century BC. A major war between these people and the Chinese, in which the Xiongnu warriors would charge on horseback, wielding lances and swords […]

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Mongolian Culture

The Mongolian way of life is nomadic and intimately connected with the ways of animals. Despite urbanisation, the traditions of the steppes live on. Even in the cities, most Mongolians continue to live in a ger, a large, white felt tent that can be moved easily and has a universal layout: the door always faces […]

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The Mongol Khâns

The Mongol Khâns Many Thanks to: www.friesian.com   Mongolian culture in most respects reflected the influence of China. For instance, there are Mongolian terms for the Chinese 60 year calendar cycle. On the other hand, significant other influences came into play. The writing system eventually adopted for Mongolian was the alphabet brought by Nestorian Christian […]

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