Buryat (буряад хэлэн)

Buryat is a Mongolic language spoken by about 400,000 people mainly in the Republic of Buryatia, Ust-Ordyn and Aginsk autonomic districts of the Russian Federation, and also in northern Mongolia and northwestern China.

A method of writing Buryat using the Cyrillic alphabet was created after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Before that, the Buryats wrote in Traditional Mongolian script. In 1931 a version of the Latin alphabet was adopted to write Buryat, then in 1939 the Cyrillic alphabet was re-introduced.

Traditional Mongolian script for Buryat

Traditional Mongolian script for Buryat

Latin alphabet for Buryat

Latin alphabet for Buryat

Buryat alphabet and pronunciation

Buryat alphabet and pronunciation

Information about Buryat pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel.

Sample text in Buryat

Эгсэ-континентальна уларилтай, Ази түбиин дундахи уула майлатай газарта, хүйтэн үбэл ба халуун зун болодог. Хуурай агаартай хадаа үбэлэй хүйтэниие бараг тэсэхээр байдаг. Зунай халуун үдэрэй тэндэ шанга болодог, гэбэшье үдэшэ үглөөндөө һэрюун зохид байдаг. Намарынь ута, Байгал далайн уһанай хyрэтэр, энэ үедэ Буряад орондо агаарай температура ороной европодохи нютагуудһаа дээшэ байхаяа һанадаг. Сибириин хабар март һарын һүүл багаар мэдэгдэдэг, апрелиин һүүл багаар түрүүшын ногоон бултайдаг.

Source: www.buryatia.ru/buryatia/gov/buryat/

Tower of Babel in Buryat

Links

Information about the Buryat language
http://www.peoples.org.ru/eng_burjat.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buryat_language

Учебник бурятского языка (Online Buryat lessons - in Russian)
http://uchebnik.netfirms.com/less1-4.htm

Youtube Channel for Buriat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtysH6IJdi0

Information about the Buryat Mongols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buryats/
http://burian.info/Buryat History.htm

Mongolic languages

Buryat, Kalmyk, Mongolian

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet