|French version Ascendancy of Tibetan Buddhism and nomadism is visible in Mongolia's paintings, music and literature Tsam dances, influenced by nomadism and shamanism, are performed to expel evil spirits. Outlawed during communism, they are coming back on stage and to ritual ceremonies again. Traditional music involves a wide range of instruments and singing styles. In Mongolian khoomi singing, carefully trained male voices produce harmonic overtones from the depth of the throat, releasing several notes at once. Traditional music and dance performances are not complete without a touch of contortionism, an ancient Mongolian body art. |
Khalkha : the Mongolian's language Khalkha Mongolian , the official language, is a member of the Ural-Altaic family of languages, which includes Finnish, Turkish, Kazak, Uzbek and Korean. Since 1944, the Russian Cyrillic alphabet has been used in written Mongolian. The country produced a huge literature, almost none of which is known to European language speakers. Only recently have scholars translated the most important text of all - Mongolyn Nuuts Tovchoo (The Secret History of the Mongols) - which celebrates Mongolia's days of prominence and glory
Mongolian's traditional foods and drinks Most famous Mongolian recipes An old Mongolian saying advices: Keep breakfast for yourself, share lunch with your friend and give dinner to your enemy.