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Documenting the Durvud dialect of Oirat in Western Mongolia

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Language Durvud
Depositor Tsendee Yunger
Affiliation Mongol Business Institution
Location Mongolia
Deposit ID 0310
Grant ID SG0130
Funding Body ELDP
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.

 

Group represented

Oirat

 

Language information

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].

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