MONGOLIA FACT FILE
- Official Languages: Mongolian
- Population: 3,270,785
- Capital: Ulaanbaatar
- Government: Parliamentary
- Literacy: Very high, in excess of 92.9%
- Currency: Mongolian Togrog/Tugrik
- Calling Code: +976
- Time Zone: GMT+8
- Major Moutain Ranges: Altai, Khangai and Khentii
- Major Rivers: Orkhon
- БАЙНА YY (BAINA ÜÜ)
- Mongolian is the official language of Mongolia and it is widely spoken and known member of the Mongolic language. Modern Mongolian evolved from Middle Mongol, the language spoken during the Mongol empire of the 13th and 14th centuries. During its transition, a major shift in the vowel-harmony paradigm occurred, long vowels developed, the case system changed slightly, and the verbal system was restructured. Mongolian is related to the extinct Khitan language.
- Mongol language, also known as Mongolian language, which is a principal member of the Mongolian language family within the Altaic language group, the language is spoken by 7 million people in Mongolia and in the autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang and the provinces of Qinghai and Gansu in China. The Khalkha dialect constitutes the basis for the official language of Mongolia. The other dialects, the number and grouping of which are controversial, are spoken predominantly in China, with the closely related Buryat language, Mongol forms the eastern group of Mongolian languages.
Some Fascinating Mongolian Language Facts
- The Mongolian language sounds quite harmonious. This is because it uses vowel harmony. This means that the vowels in a word or sentence can affect each other, in terms of what is allowed to be used. For example, if an “o” sound is used, then only complementary vowel sounds will make up the rest of the word or sentence. However, with an influx of modern English words and Mandarin Chinese slang words, this rule cannot always be observed. There are two alphabets used in the Mongolian language. One is Cyrillic, and the other is traditional Mongolian script. The former is used for the Khalka dialect of Mongolian, while the latter is used in Inner Mongolian.
- Linguistically, the Mongolian language is a fascinating one. If you have an interest in languages and their diasporic nature, then this is an excellent language to study simply from an academic point of view. Mongolia has such an interesting history, and has been ruled by various nomadic empires, which have all had their impact on the language itself. The country of Mongolia is also a great place to travel. It is not often thought of as a tourist destination, but the tourism industry of Mongolia has been increasing steadily in the last few years. It is the 19th largest country in the world, and as such has many different kinds of landscape and terrain to explore. The Mongolian language is spoken throughout Mongolia, so this would be an excellent advantage to a trip or vacation.
Some Interesting Facts About Mongolia
The official Mongolian names for the Naadam Festival is “Eriin Gurvan Naadam” which translates to: “the three games of men”. The three games are wrestling, archery, and horse riding. Therefore, the festival centres around these three sports:
- Wrestling: the rules of Mongolian require you to make your opponent touch the ground with any part of his except hands or feet. Unfortunately women are not allowed to participate in the wrestling. In one year, one woman sneaked into competition disguised as a man, and won the entire event. To avoid this deception happening again, the participants are required to wear an open sleeved top. A reason alone to watch this sport we say!
- Horse riding: the horse riding competition takes place outside of the main stadium in Ulaanbaatar and also around the country, with races around 15-30km long. If you're touring Mongolia in early/mid-July, you're very likely to see some of the horse riding rehearsals taking place. This event is now mixed, so girls are allowed to participate.
- Archery: another mixed sport. It is played by teams of ten. Each archer is given 4 arrows and the team must hit 33 “surs”. Men shoot their arrows from 75 metres (246 feet) away while women shoot theirs from 65 metres (213 feet). During the competition and later at the medal ceremony, the archers wear their national clothing called “deel”.
Based on 2011 estimates, of the total population, 97.4% are literate (96.8% male and 97.9% female). There was a time when education in Mongolia was managed by Buddhist monasteries and only monks had access to it. Today, Mongolia has 178 colleges, universities and teacher training colleges, of which 42 are public. The National University of Mongolia (established in 1942), situated in Ulaanbaatar, was the country’s first modern institution of higher education.
Religion: 53% Buddhist Lamaist, 3% Islam, 2.2% Christian, 2.9 % Shamanist, 0.4% other, 38.6% none (2010 est.)
Mongolia’s natural resources include: oil, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc, wolfram, fluorspar, gold, silver, iron.
Mongolia’s agriculture includes: wheat, barley, vegetables, forage crops, sheep, goats, cattle, camels, and horses.
Why choose Langma School of Languages for learning Mongolian
- Langma School of Languages is the pioneer in providing quality education of Mongolian Language to students. We at Langma School of Languages combine several things to create a unique learning experience that has set us apart. Our students share their belief as they return to us bringing their relatives and friends.
- Langma School of Languages works a “facilitator” instead of being a “transmitter” of knowledge. Langma School of Languages not only emphasises on improving the language skills but also helps students develop overall-personality.
- Langma School of Languages follows an international standard whilst teaching foreign languages ranging from Beginners to Proficient. Langma School of Languages is fully equipped such as Computer lab, Library, and Wi-Fi facility. Langma School of Languages uses its own tested methodology: the Audio/Video – cum – Interactive Method (ACIM), giving a proven quick and easy grasp of the languages. ACIM offers fast result in comprehension and speaking by introducing words and phrases in a structured way to develop sentence framing in an understandable manner, our methodology is suitable for learners of all age group and easily adapted to specific needs.
- The growth of Developing countries remains one of the most anticipated economic and its fulfilment relies on multilingual. A broader foundation of language training enable students enables students to become part of the developed world, their lives become enriched and their future set firmly on the path to success. Langma School of Languages courses of Mongolian languages offer an insight into history, literature, culture, and arts. Langma School of Language is the best training centre for both classroom and online where one can choose individual or group sessions according to their requirements. Our dedicated team of teachers are highly experienced and qualified, some with more than 14 years of teaching experience whilst others hold PhD or other relevant qualification from internationally recognised institutions. They bring their experience to classes: implement a practical approach into their lessons.
- Langma School of Languages is active in promoting the growth and development of Mongolian language learning skills through our classroom and online platform across the world. We take very seriously the importance of providing specific Mongolian language skill to suit our student’s and client’s needs along with being aware of the reputation of both our self’s and our clients and students by ensuring the highest standards of training. Langma School of Languages’ forward thinking approach takes into consideration new developments in teaching practice; we have adopted a pro-active role in lobbying Government bodies, institutions, and several diplomatic centres to take seriously the importance of being multilingual.
- Langma School of Languages offers a best platform to prepare for the international exam like MLPT (Mongolian Language Proficiency Test). Classes at Langma School of Languages, are offered under the supervision of native speakers, who have years of expertise in preparing students for these exams. A basic structure is created by imparting an overall knowledge of the topic followed by practical exercises and interactive practice sessions. Langma School of Languages’ expertise in education and its ongoing development are brought into play with specific topics and practice sessions designed exclusively for the students.
- Langma School of Languages offers a best platform to acquire the knowledge of Mongolian language and culture. Langma School of Languages covers a range of relevant and fun based areas deemed to be of the greatest value and interest to the participants.
- Langma School of Languages is lead by a team of accomplished teachers and authors with a broad experience in education and interpersonal skills, our inspirational and motivational teaching methods have won the hearts of thousands of students during their illustrious career. Our programme of training is designed specifically for the students and clients and expected outcomes are always reached and exceeded. Students and participants not only gain the required skills they enjoy learning and in many cases have gone on to achieve tops jobs and reach their goals with work wise and personally.
- Langma School of Languages’ client base is extensive and comprehensive including: The Indian Army, Indian Navy, British High Commission, Government Ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), and Foreign embassies like Embassy of The Czech Republic, Embassy of The United Arab Emirates, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, Embassy of The Republic of Benin, and Embassy of The Republic of Congo; and it has provided training programmes for individuals and corporate houses throughout the world. These are just a few of Langma School of Languages’ impressive and ongoing service providers.
Experience professional and authentic Mongolian classes with our Qualified Native-Speakers
All of our Mongolian Language teachers at Langma School of Languages are Native-Speakers and highly qualified, each with specialist and cross over training credentials have between them years of experience and abilities in all areas of training. Langma School of Languages not only ensures that you receive quality teaching, but also acquire authentic Mongolian Language dialect and terminology. One can gain theoretical knowledge from book; however, to gain practical and spoken experience can only be attained in the classroom to be prepared for future endeavour. Our teachers at Langma School of Languages encourage extracurricular practice and it is envisaged that spoken skills are taken beyond the formal teaching environment and into the students’ daily lives. Teachers provide written exercises and presentation, role play, group discussion, and extempore to keep students engaged and consistently using the words and phrases they learnt.