TOGTOBAYAR DEMPEE Togtobayaar is the typical Mongolian man—with a dream. He wants to open a wholesale food trade center. As you learn about Mongolia, you’ll see the conditions of traditions of people just like Togtobayaar—and why people like him deserve your money.
Religion Today the main population of Mongolians are Tibetan Buddhists, but there is still some Shamanism, Christianity and Kazak Muslim people living in Mongolia.
SHELTER Imagine being in Mongolia and living in what is, basically, a tent. The Mongolian ger or yurt, is a tent made, though simple in looks, is made to be taken apart, and can hold beautiful rugs and other Mongolian treasures inside.
ECONOMY For Mongolian economy they have been highly influenced by their neighbors. They mainly export Cattle (35%) and Wool (40%) but they also export dairy, fur and hides. They have a newspaper known as Unen, or Truth.
Clothes These Nomads dress warmly for the cold winter in leather boots and some even wear the loouz, traditional headwear. They also wear a traditional outfit called the del, made from wool or silk.
GEOGRAPHY Mongolia is a land-locked country with their capitol city being Ulaanbaatar—also their largest city. Part of centeral Asia, North of China and South of Russia, this country in Asia is 1,564,116 in total area—slightly smaller than Alaska. The Altay Mountains and Gobi Desert are also located in this country, as well as the Mongolian Plateua.
Recreation Mongolians are fond of the outdoors and enjoy active activities such as wrestling, arrow shooting and horse racing. These are activities they have been good at since ancient times, and continue to enjoy and compete in today.
NATURAL RESOURCES Oil Coal Copper Tungsten Phosophates Tin Nickel Zinc Fluor spar Gold Silver Iron molyGdenum
Beliefs Mongolians believe in the fire, water and kitchen god. They also believe in certain things being tabooed or forbidden. One taboo is bathing or washing dirty items in a river. This is tabooed because water is a god to these people. You would never wash anything in your god, would you?
Education + Values + Work Mongolians typically get 12 years of school education and there they teach their students about their history and values. Mongolians highly value peace. Many Mongolians end up as teachers, police workers, herders and people involved in the health department.
Customs Mongolians celebrate Independence Day on the 26th of November and White Moon, which is a celebration of the coming of spring.
Please support TogtohbayaarDempee as he tries to climb his way into creating a wholesale food trade center.