Indigenous Group Bayad (Also known as: Bayaad, Bayit, Bait)
Location Mongolia, Malchin, Khyargas and Zuungovi districts in Uvs aimag.
Estimated Population 40,000 (2003, Embassy of Mongolia)
Environment Mountain / Harsh
Lifestyle Nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Hunting
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Halh
Classification: Altaic, Mongolian, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Khalkha-Buriat, Mongolian Proper
Alternate Names: Halh, Khalkha Mongolian, Mongol, Central Mongolian
Dialects: Halh (Khalkha), Dariganga, Khotogoit, Sartul, Tsongol.
Website URLs Ethnologue – Halh a language of Mongolia
Library of Congress Country Studies
Anthropology , Mongolia and More
Union of Mongolian Artists, National Costumes of the M.P.R.
Embassy of Mongolia
NGOs Development of Intellect of Children
Mongolian Foundation for Open Society
Arts Council of Mongolia