Mongolian Languages*, Table

Mongolian Languages*, Table

Table
 
approximate
number of speakers
Western group
     Oyrat (Oirat; Mongolia 205,000, China 140,0001
            345,000 
     Kalmyk (Kalmuck; Russia)
            150,000 
Eastern group
     Mongol (Mongolian; Mongolia 2,180,000, China 2,715,0002
         5,000,000 
     Buryat (Buriat; Russia 360,000, Mongolia 40,000, China 65,000)
            465,000 
Outlying languages
     Afghanistan group
         Moghol (Afghanistan)
  fewer than 2,0003    
     Southern group
         Monguor (Tu; China)
                 90,0004    
         Santa (Tung-hsiang; China)
                400,0002    
         Bao'an (Bonan; China)
                  10,0003    
         Yellow Uighur (Shera Yögur; China)
                    6,0002    
    Northeastern group
         Daghur (Dagur, Daur; China)
                 85,0004    
Total Mongolian speakers
           6,550,000**
 
 
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*An alternate name or spelling and the geographic location of the language area are given in
parentheses.    1Figure includes the "Kalmyk" population of China.     2Population census; the
actual number of speakers of the language is unknown.     3Estimated figure.     4Number of
speakers; ethnic population is larger.     **Figures do not add up because of rounding.

* * *


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