Khalkha-Buriat languages

Infobox Language family
name=Khalkha-Buriat
region=Mongolia, Russia, China
familycolor=Altaic
fam1=Altaic [" [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90009] Ethnologue"] (controversial)
fam2=Mongolic
fam3=Eastern
fam4=Oirat-Khalkha
child1=Buriat group
child2=Mongolian group

The Khalkha-Buriat languages are a group of closely-related languages spoken in Central Asia. The best-known member of this language family, Mongolian (in Cyrillic orthography as used in Mongolia, Монгол Хэл, and in the vertical Uygur-derived script as used in Inner Mongolia, China, Mongγol Kele), is the primary language of most of the residents of Mongolia, and is spoken by around 5.7 million people in Mongolia, Russia, and Inner Mongolia.

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90484 Ethnologue report on Khalkha-Buriat languages]
* [http://www.chriskaplonski.com/mongolia/ethnicgroups.html Ethnic groups of Mongolia]
* [http://www.chriskaplonski.com/images/ethnicmap_med.jpgEthnic map of Mongolia]

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