Random Mongolia Fact #4: Mongolia vs. Inner Mongolia

For the record, Inner Mongolia is not actually part of the country Mongolia. Inner Mongolia (officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region) is one of five autonomous regions in China, similar to other Chinese provinces but with more legislative rights and with a higher population of a particular minority ethnic group (e.g., Mongols in Inner Mongolia).

Inner Mongolia in red

Inner Mongolia in red

Mongolian is an official language in Inner Mongolia (along with Chinese), but it is written in the Mongolian script rather than the Mongolian Cyrillic alphabet currently used in the country of Mongolia. I’ll probably do another post in the near-ish future regarding the Mongolian language and writing system(s).

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3 thoughts on “Random Mongolia Fact #4: Mongolia vs. Inner Mongolia

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