A Mongolian Buddhist Monk
|ᱜᱚᱴᱟᱜᱩᱴᱤ 10–11 million (2016)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Country data Mongolia||3,201,377|
|ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Country data Czech Republic||10,200|
|ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Country data Kyrgyzstan||10,000|
|ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Country data Turkey||2,143|
|ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Country data Austria||2,007|
|Predominantly Tibetan Buddhism, background of shamanism. minority Tengrism or Folk religion, Sunni Islam, Eastern Orthodox Church, Taoism, Bön and Protestantism.|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Proto-Mongols, Khitan people|
The Mongols (Mongolian: Монголчууд, ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:MongolUnicode, Mongolchuud, ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:IPA-mn) are an East Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and to China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. They also live as minorities in other regions of China (e.g. Xinjiang), as well as in Russia. Mongolian people belonging to the Buryat and Kalmyk subgroups live predominantly in the Russian federal subjects of Buryatia and Kalmykia.
The Mongols are bound together by a common heritage and ethnic identity. Their indigenous dialects are collectively known as the Mongolian language. The ancestors of the modern-day Mongols are referred to as Proto-Mongols.
Broadly defined, the term includes the Mongols proper (also known as the Khalkha Mongols), Buryats, Oirats, the Kalmyk people and the Southern Mongols. The latter comprises the Abaga Mongols, Abaganar, Aohans, Baarins, Gorlos Mongols, Jalaids, Jaruud, Khishigten, Khuuchid, Muumyangan and Onnigud.
The designation "Mongol" briefly appeared in 8th century records of Tang China to describe a tribe of Shiwei. It resurfaced in the late 11th century during the Khitan-ruled Liao dynasty. After the fall of the Liao in 1125, the Khamag Mongols became a leading tribe on the Mongolian Plateau. However, their wars with the Jurchen-ruled Jin dynasty and the Tatar confederation had weakened them.
- Altan Telgey
- American Center for Mongolian Studies
- Horse culture in Mongolia
- List of medieval Mongol tribes and clans
- List of modern Mongolian clans
- List of Mongol states
- List of Mongolians
- Mongolian name
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- Ethnic map of Mongolia
- Map share of ethnic by county of China