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Reader riposte: Getting to know Mongolia

26 November 2012 14:28

Khishigbayar responds to Daniel Woker's piece on Mongolia:

First of all thank you very much for visiting my country Mongolia and writing an excellent article which definitely promotes Mongolia in all terms.

I would just like to mention few errors in the article.

'Outer Mongolia' is the independent Mongolia and 'Inner Mongolia' is part of China. The Outer Mongolia term is mainly used by Chinese and some Westerners to differentiate the two divided parties of Mongolia. This is also related to our history. As you know, Mongolia was occupied by Manchu. This part of our history is often understood by foreigners that we were occupied by Chinese Dynasty, which is not correct. Manchus actually had same alphabet as Mongolians and they were also in the current northern China. Mongolians fought with Manchus for over 100 years.

'Burjaks' in Russia: the population in the northern Mongolia and up to Baigal Nuur (the real name of Lake Baikal in Russia) are called Buryad. The region in Russia is called the Buryad Autonomous Republic.

Thank you once again for your article and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Mongolia.