The Khalkha Mongols consider their language, Halh, to be the "real" Mongolian language since all other Mongols speak variations or dialects of Halh. Halh is understood throughout Mongolia and by Mongols living in Central Asia. The 13th century was a great time for Mongols, who enjoyed the world's most vast empire for 100 years at the expense of civilizations in Asia and Europe. They were eventually subdued, and in the early 20th century they experimented with a communist government which kept their economy weak. As this government self-destructed in the late 20th century, Mongols faced high levels of unemployment and poverty which they still face today. Those with the means migrated to other countries such as the United States.
In 1949 the first Mongolians began to arrive in the U. S., mainly because of communist unrest in their part of the world. More arrived in the 1990s and 2000s. In 1989, three Mongolian engineering students came to Colorado to study at the Colorado School of Mines. More students followed. By 1996, the University of Colorado's Denver campus had a program aimed specifically at bringing Mongolian students to study in Colorado. There are far more Mongolians in California's San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles where they often live in the same neighborhoods as more established Asian immigrants from Vietnam, China and South Korea. There are small Mongolian communities in Arlington, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois as well.
Such the Mongolians are a small community in the U. S. they often intermingle with other Asian groups, especially in California. They have formed the Mongol-American Cultural Association in order to preserve their culture in this foreign land. This association includes similar ethnic groups such as the Buryats and the Kalmyks.
Some Mongolians in the U. S. are marginally Buddhist. A Buddhist temple is a place to meet others, but not necessarily where they go for spiritual growth. The rest are secularized.
The Mongol people in the U. S. need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mongol, Khalka in United States.
Pray that the Mongol people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a disciple making movement among them to begin this decade.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2017-05-29|
|People Name General||Mongol, Khalka|
|People Name in Country||Mongol, Khalka|
|Natural Name||Khalka Mongol|
|Population this Country||16,000|
|Population all Countries||2,470,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bait; Bayad; Bayit; Hahl Mongol; Hanl; Khalka; Khalkha Mongol; Meng Zu; Menggu; Mongolian; Oirat; Southeastern Mongolian; Western Mongul|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Mongolian, Halh|
|Language Code||khk Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Mongolian, Halh
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1990)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||Building a Family of Love|
|Film / Video||God's Story video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|General||Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Mongolian, Halh|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Mongolian, Halh|
|Text / Printed Matter||Love letter to you from scripture|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.20 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|