Documentation of a Dialect of Mongghul and a Dialectological Survey of Mongghul
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Summary of the deposit
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.
Speakers of Mongghul dialects, Huzhu Tu, China.
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. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000E-F066-6. Accessed on [insert date here].