Khalka Mongols in Belgium


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Introduction / History

The Khalkha are the largest group of Mongols in Mongolia. In fact, they are the core of all the Mongol peoples across North Asia. The Khalkha Mongols consider themselves the direct descendants of Genghis Khan and therefore, the true preservers of Mongol culture.

In the thirteenth century, Genghis Khan formed one of the greatest empires in world history by uniting all of the nomadic Mongol tribes. During the centuries that followed, the once mighty Mongol Empire was squeezed between the growing Russian and Chinese empires. In the early 1920s, Mongolia became a Marxist state until its quiet democratic revolution in 1990.

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.

Mongolia was once one of the most closed countries in the world, but is now relatively open to outside influence, including Christianity. They can also be reached in Western countries like Belgium.


Where Are they Located?

Most Khalka Mongolians live in Mongolia or China, but a small number have found their way to Canada, the US, or European countries like Belgium and Germany. There is not a large Mongolian diaspora in the West.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mongolian community in Belgium is so small that it’s hard to make any generalizations about how they live. They are probably being accepted in this small European country—two female Mongolians lawyers ran for political office in 2018.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Khalkha Mongols were traditionally Shamanists (belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and spirits). The people depended on shamans (medicine men) to cure the sick by magic, communicate with the gods, and control events.

In the late 1500s, the Mongols were introduced to Tibetan Buddhism, and most Mongols converted to Buddhism at that time. By 1900, more than half of Mongolia's males were serving as priests in Buddhist monasteries. However, as a result of an anti-religious movement launched by the Marxist government in the 1930s, about three-quarters of the Khalkha Mongols became either non-religious or atheists.

Today, a number of Khalkha Mongols have returned to the beliefs of their forefathers. Shamans are once again called upon to cure the sick or alleviate evil spirits through divination, oracles, and astrology. A combination of Buddhism and Shamanism has survived, especially among the elderly. Obos, heaps of stones thought to be inhabited by local spirits, are seen on almost every hilltop.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mongolians in Belgium need to hear what Jesus can do to provide them with abundant life. Who will go to them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mongol, Khalka in Belgium.

* Pray for the Khalka Mongolians in Belgium to have a spiritual hunger that will give them the willingness to seek and find Jesus Christ.
* Pray for workers to go to the Khalka Mongols in Beligium.
* Pray for an unstoppable disciple-making movement among Mongols in Belgium once some of them find their way to the only Savior.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18605/MG
https://montsame.mn/en/read/167539


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mongol, Khalka
People Name in Country Mongol, Khalka
Pronunciation Mong-goll, Hahl-ka
Natural Name Khalka Mongols
Natural Pronunciation Hahl-ka Mong-golls
World Population 2,433,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
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
People ID 18605
ROP3 Code 114225
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (800 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (800 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mongolian, Halh

Primary Language:  Mongolian, Halh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1979-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2003-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Building a Family of Love
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
General Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mongolian Ariun Bible, 2004 Edition
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
35.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
26.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Charles Keen 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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