Mogholi (مُغُلی)

Mogholi is a Mongolic language that is spoken in the villages of Kundur and Karez-i-Mulla in the Herat region in the northwest of Afghanistan. In 2003 there were about 200 speakers of Mongoli. It is uncertain whether the languge is still spoken.

Mogholi is also known as Moghol, Mogol, Mogul or Mongul.

The Moghol people of Afghanistan are descendants of Genghis Khan's Mongol soldiers who settled in the region in the 13th century. Their language has been heavily influenced by Persian phonology, morphology and syntax.

Historically Mogholi was written with the Arabic alphabet. There is some literature in the language, including Islamic texts, poetry and grammars.

Mogholi alphabet

Mogholi alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Mogholi (Excel)

Sample text

Argun-i kulkah utalat Cingiz kulkah ulu’at
Nirah-ci-du kulkah gahat ya gaut al-a’zam gar bari
Karyas-du-ci kibah nudun lar-i dazam iz abatun
Mun abd qadir gai urun ya gaut al-a’zam gar bari

Translation

Lord of lords Arghun of old, Genghis king of kings
Under your name is all things old oh supreme mediator hold (my) hand
In your fence (camp) the eyes of suffering friends will rest
That same Abd Qadir rests peacefully oh supreme mediator hold (my) hand

Sample video in Mogholi

Links

Information about the Mogholi language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moghol_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mhj
https://altaica.ru/LIBRARY/Iwamura_The Zirni Manuscript 1961.pdf
http://www.language-archives.org/language/mhj
https://archive.org/details/rosettaproject_mhj_phon-2/page/n5/mode/2up

Mongolic languages

Alasha, Barin, Buryat, Chakhar, Daur, Jarud, Kalmyk, Khamnigan Mongol, Khorchin, Mogholi, Mongolian, Monguor, Santa / Dongxiang

Languages written with the Arabic script

Adamaua Fulfulde, Afrikaans, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Hassaniya), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Arwi, Äynu, Azeri, Balanta-Ganja, Balti, Baluchi, Beja, Belarusian, Bosnian, Brahui, Chagatai, Chechen, Chittagonian, Comorian, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dari, Dhatki, Dogri, Domari, Gawar Bati, Gilaki, Hausa, Hazaragi, Indus Kohistani, Kabyle, Kalkoti, Karakalpak, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khowar, Khorasani Turkic, Konkani, Kumzari, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgi, Luri, Maguindanao, Malay, Malay (Terengganu), Mandinka, Marwari, Mazandarani, Mogholi, Morisco, Mozarabic, Munji, Nubi, Ormuri, Palula, Parkari Koli, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Qashqai, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Salar, Saraiki, Sawi, Serer, Shabaki, Shina, Shughni, Sindhi, Somali, Tatar, Tausūg, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Torwali, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Wakhi, Wanetsi, Wolof, Xiao'erjing, Yidgha

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