Buriat, China

A language of China

ISO 639-3: bxu
 

Population 65,000 (1982 census). Population includes 47,000 New Bargu, 14,000 Old Bargu, 4,500 Buriat.
Region Hulun-Buyr District of Inner Mongolia, near Russian (Siberian) and Mongolian borders.
Alternate names   Buryat, Buriat-Mongolian, Northern Mongolian, Northeastern Mongolian, Bargu Buriat
Dialects Bargu (Old Bargu, New Bargu), Khori, Aga. Officially included under Mongolian in China. Differs from Buriat of Mongolia and Russia because of influences from different languages.
Classification Altaic, Mongolian, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Khalkha-Buriat, Buriat
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Part of the Mongolian nationality. Buddhist (Lamaist), traditional religion.