How Many Mongolians Are There in The World?

In 2021, there are about 3.3 million Mongolians living in Mongolia. However, there are around 10.5 million Mongolic types of people in the world. Most of them, ~5.9 million, are ethnic Southern Mongolians, which is an autonomous region northeast of China. Other...

How Do Mongolians Live?

Depending on what kind of lifestyle a Mongolian may have the way they live varies and depends on the circumstance. You might have heard Mongolian nomads who live out in the countryside. While to a certain extent it’s true, there are other ways of life that...

Are Mongolians Turkic?

The origins of Mongolian people are said to have been a group of nomads from North-East Asia, however, people still have different claims and theories for ethnic Mongolian origins. While Mongolians are not Turkic per se, Mongolians do share phenotype and cultural...

Are Mongolians Chinese?

No, Mongolians are not Chinese, ethnically. There are about 5 to 6 million ethnic Mongolians living in Southern Mongolia (which is geopolitically part of China) so it can add a bit to the confusion. In Mongolian culture, it is offensive or considered rude to mix...

Why Are Mongolians So Strong?

If you’ve met a Mongolian nomad or someone from Mongolia, you might have noticed that they are hardy and strong people. Culturally, Mongolians used to live as nomads and thus a hard environment leads to tough people. Besides climate and weather, the foods that...

Why Are Mongolians Fat?

At around a 30% obesity rate, Mongolia is comparatively a lot “fatter” than East and Southeast Asian cultures. There are 2 main reasons why Mongolians generally tend to be bulkier than other Asians. 1. Bulk and weight do not have as much of a stigma as...