19th Edition

Buriat, China


A language of China

Alternate Names
Ba’erhu-Buliyate, Bargu Buriat, Buriat-Mongolian, Buryat, Northeastern Mongolian, Northern Mongolian

65,000 (1982 census). 47,000 New Bargu, 14,000 Old Bargu, 4,500 Buriat.


Nei Mongol Autonomous Region: Hulun-Buyr district, near Mongolia and Russia (Siberia) borders.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Mongolian.


New Bargu (Xin Ba’erhu), Old Bargu (Chen Ba’erhu), Buriat (Buliyate, Buryat), Khori, Aga. Differs from Buriat of Mongolia [bxm] and the Russian Federation [bxr] due to influences of other languages. A member of macrolanguage Buriat [bua].

Language Use

Shifting to Mongolian.

Language Development
Written Mongolian is the literary language.
Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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