Khalka Mongol in Taiwan


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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 northern 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 and sending them out to conquer. For roughly 100 years they conquered throughout Asia as far away as Korea where some of their descendants remain today. During the centuries that followed, the growing Russian and Chinese empires squeezed out the once mighty Mongol Empire. In the early 1920s, Mongolia became a Marxist state until its quiet democratic revolution in 1990. The first Khalka Mongols came to Taiwan along with Chinese refugees when the mainland became communist in 1949. Since that time, Taiwan has allowed a small number of Mongolians to enter as migrant workers. They began to arrive in 2004.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The few Mongolians in Taiwan usually have low-paying jobs, though some are nurses. There are also Mongolians studying at Taiwanese universities. Mongolians in Taiwan are usually young and almost half are women. The greatest festival of the year for all Mongols is nadam, a word meaning "amusement." Mongols from far and wide gather for horse racing, wrestling, archery, and other games. Most likely, those who live outside Mongolia also celebrate this festival.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Khalka Mongols in Taiwan follow Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Lamaism. This form of Buddhism is blended with bon, a form of shamanism. They include much magic and spirit appeasement in their spiritual lives.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mongolian people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life only he can offer (John 10:10).


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love. Pray that the Mongolian people in Taiwan will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Mongol, Khalka in Taiwan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mongol, Khalka
People Name in Country Mongol, Khalka
Natural Name Khalka Mongol
Pronunciation HAHL-ka MAHNG-goal
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 2,518,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 Taiwan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Taiwan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Mongolian, Halh
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Building a Family of Love Create International
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center General / Other
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mongolian, Halh YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Mongolian, Halh Literacy & Evangelism International
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
35.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
32.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
4.00 %
Non-Religious
26.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
57.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
17.0 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
Photo Source gradlon - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more