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Darkhat

A language of Mongolia

ISO 639-3drh
This ISO 639-3 code has been retired after the publication of Ethnologue, 16th edition. For more information, see the code change history documentation.

Population  20,400 (2000).
Region  North Mongolia, around Lake Khubsugul, Hövsgöl Aimag.
Classification  Altaic, Mongolic, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Oirat-Kalmyk-Darkhat
Language use  Also use Halh Mongolian [khk].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: High in Halh.
Comments  One of the Oirat peoples. Influences from Oirat and possibly Buriat languages. Distinct from Darkhan, which refers to southern Khalkha people in Ulanchab League, Inner Mongolia, China, and to Khorchin people in eastern Inner Mongolia.
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