Mongolia borders Northern China. Most Mongolians have Mongoloid / Asiatic ancestry, which is the same ancestry prevalent in most other Asian regions. Many Mongolians originate from the region’s tribal people, as well as from Manchus (of Northern China), Huns, and Turks.

The Mongolians created a tremendous empire in the 1200s under the well-known leader Genghis (Chinggis) Khan. His successors continued the Empires dominance for several more generations, but in the 1400s the Mongols lost power, and in the 1600s Mongolia became part of China. In the 1900s, Mongolia became an independent country. Khalkha Mongol is the country’s main language.

Themes of Mongolia include storytelling, shatar (a game like chess), rituals, horses, wrestling, archery, literature, poetry, temperature variances, widely varied plant and animal life, animal herding, and mineral exporting.

Mongolian Proverbs

Even foul water will put out a fire.

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.

The supreme treasure is knowledge, the middle treasure is children, and the lowest treasure is material wealth.

The meat-biting tooth is in the mouth; the man-biting tooth is in the soul.

If you want to build high, you must dig deep.

If the mind is clean, the fate is good.

Each country’s customs are different, (just as) each meadow’s grass is different.

A donkey that carries me is worth more than a horse that kicks me.

Greed keeps men forever poor, even the abundance of this world will not make them rich.

It is easier to catch an escaped horse than to take back an escaped word.

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