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Documentation of a Dialect of Mongghul and a Dialectological Survey of Mongghul


Language Mongghul
Depositor Burgel Faehndrich
Location China
Collection ID 0204
Grant ID IGS0041
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
Landing Page Handle


Summary of the collection

Mongghul is an endangered Mongolic language spoken in the Qinghai and Gansu provinces in China. Though the precise number of speakers is unknown, estimates are that around 50,000 people currently speak it. Most speakers of Mongghul are also bilingual in the local dialect of Chinese.

This collection consists of a sketch grammar of one variety of Mongghul, including a description of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and a wordlist. Information on language contact and history is also included. In addition, there is a small dialectical survey of the documented and non-documented varieties of Mongghul.


Group represented

Speakers of Mongghul dialects, Huzhu Tu, China.


Language information

Mongghul is a Huzhu dialect of the Tu language (also known as Mongor, Mongour and Monguor) spoken by an estimated 50,000 people in the East Qinghai and Gansu Provinces of China. It is part of the Mongolic languages.


Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Faehndrich, Burgel. 2013. Documentation of a Dialect of Mongghul and a Dialectological Survey of Mongghul. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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