Tag: mongolian

Card Game Aims to Revitalize Traditional Mongolian Script

The traditional Mongolian writing system—a vertical top-to-bottom, left-to-right alphabet—dates all the way back to the early days of the Mongol Empire. However, in the script’s homeland, official and day-to-day communications have been written in the Cyrillic script since the 1940s. As a result, the Endangered Alphabets Project considers it to be an endangered writing system, and is working on...

Inner Mongolians Protest Chinese Language Classes

A new directive in the Inner Mongolia region is causing parents to protest. The directive will require three subjects — language and literature, politics, and history — to be taught in Mandarin. Inner Mongolia-- the landlocked autonomous region within China as opposed to the country of Mongolia-- has a population of over 24 million people, the majority of them...
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