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Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Mongols T-Shirt: http://dftba.com/product/10g/CrashCourse-Mongols-Shirt In which John Green teaches you, at long last, about the most exceptional bunch of em...

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MONGOLIAN LANGUAGE

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The official language is Mongolian, and is spoken by 95% of the population.

The traditional Mongolian script was adapted from Uyghur script probably at the very beginning of the 13th century

Between 1930 and 1932 the Mongolian Cyrillic script was declared mandatory by government decree

Uyghurjin Mongol bichig (cyrillic), was the first writing system created specifically for the Mongolian language, and was the most successful until the introduction of Cyrillic in 1946

 

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The Mongols overran the Khitan, Jurchen and Chinese empires in ...

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How did the Mongol empire falter, and why was it that the Mongols were never able to recover their glory days in what is now China, after the Ming.

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Mongolian Food

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Known as Land of Five Animals--sheep, goats, cattle, horses, and camels.

There are some major crops grown in different parts of the country, such as wheat, and a limited variety of vegetables do appear in the markets fairly regularly. While vegetables are usually available, either locally or imported, they still are not popular in the diet. Potatoes, cabbages, onions, garlic, tangerines, apples, cauliflower, radishes, beets, tomatoes, and cucumbers" are seasonal and may only be available in Ulaanbaatar

Butter, yogurt, cheese and milk can be found anywhere


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delanceyplace.com 10/16/13 - The ferocity of the mongols

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In today's selection -- the Mongols did not just conquer, they completely leveled the civilizations they conquered: "Part of Genghis Khan's strategy was calculated massacre: if a city resisted his armies, once it fell to him -- and they always fell -- he had all the inhabitants slaughtered. The chroniclers' reports of the numbers of dead are staggering; 1,600,000 at Harat in 1220. Rumor reached the Mongol prince Tuli that some had survived there by hiding among the piled corpses, and when he took Nishapur, some time later, he ordered the heads cut off all the bodies. At Nishapur, according to contemporaries, 1,747,000 died.”


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