15 Facts About Mongols


The Mongols are the principal member of the large family of Mongolic peoples.

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Mongols are bound together by a common heritage and ethnic identity.

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Mongols got into conflicts with the Manchus over the looting of Chinese cities, and managed to alienate most Mongol tribes.

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The Mongols who fled to the Buryat region and Inner Mongolia returned after the war.

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Inner Mongols established the short-lived Republic of Inner Mongolia in 1945.

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Hundreds of thousands of Inner Mongols were massacred during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and China forbade Mongol traditions, celebrations and the teaching of Mongolic languages during the revolution.

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However, in spite of the decline of the Mongolian language in some of Inner Mongolia's urban areas and educational spheres, the ethnic identity of the urbanized Chinese-speaking Mongols is most likely going to survive due to the presence of urban ethnic communities.

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Additionally, many Mongols speak either Russian or Mandarin Chinese as languages of inter-ethnic communication.

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In Istanbul the Church of Saint Mary of the Mongols stands as a reminder of the Byzantine-Mongol alliance.

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Dongxiang and Bonan Mongols adopted Islam, as did Moghol-speaking peoples in Afghanistan.

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Mongols battled against the most powerful armies and warriors in Eurasia.

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Mongols's father was Bayanmunkh Jonon the son of Kharkhutsag Taij, the son of Agbarjin Khan, the son of Ajai Taij, the son or younger brother of Elbeg Nigulesugchi Khan, the son of Uskhal Khan, the younger brother of Biligtu Khan and the son of Toghon Temur Khan, the son of Khutughtu Khan, the son of Kulug Khan, the son of Darmabala, the son of Crown Prince Zhenjin, the son of Kublai Khan, the son of Tolui, the son of Genghis Khan .

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Eastern Mongols are mainly concentrated in Mongolia, including the Khalkha, Eljigin Khalkha, Darkhad, Sartuul Khalkha, and Dariganga .

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The Barga Mongols are mainly concentrated in Inner Mongolia, China, along with the Buryats and Hamnigan.

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The Mongols lost their contact with the Mongours, Bonan, Dongxiangs, Yunnan Mongols since the fall of the Yuan dynasty.

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