Documenting the Durvud dialect of Oirat in Western Mongolia
|Affiliation||Mongol Business Institution|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
Documenting the Durvud dialect of Oirat in Western Mongolia documents the Durvud dialect of Oirat, a variety spoken in vast but sparsely populated regions in western Mongolia such as Uvs, Khovd, and Bayan-Olgii. Due to the increasing dominance of Khalkha, Durvud and other varieties of Oirat are disappearing rapidly, and only a small minority among the 66706 ethnic Durvuds still speak the language. The documentation effort focuses on the language as occurring in a number of different culturally important situation types of nomadic life and thus capture those parts of Durvud language culture that are disappearing most rapidly.
Durvud is dialect of Oirat spoken in Western Mongolia.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Yunger, Tsendee. 2014. Documenting the Durvud dialect of Oirat in Western Mongolia. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000E-FEE1-A. Accessed on [insert date here].