Mangghuer Folktale Literature

Mangghuer, or Minhe Mangghuer, is spoken by about 25,000 people in Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Region, Qinghai Province, PR China, just north of the Yellow River that divides Qinghai and Gansu provinces. Mangghuer has only recently been described as a language in its own right (See Keith W. Slater. 2003. "Mangghuer" in Juha Janhunen, editor, The Mongolic Languages. Routledge: New York. pp. 307-324). Wang Xianzhen, writer; Zhu Yongzhong and Kevin Stuart, editors.

Published through the generosity of The Bridge Fund, the 23 folktales in this collection are written in Mangghuer that broadly follows Chinese pinyin. The selections were collected by Wang Xianzhen and Zhu Yongzhong in 1996 from Mangghuer villages in Minhe County. Wang Xianzhen rerecorded the folktales presented here in 2008 to improve sound quality.

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Track # Title Time File Size (MB)
01Danyang Gongzhu12.25
02Shuangyang Gongzhu11.44
03Ali Ajia15.44
04Mang'huzi Aguer9.37
05Ghuderqi Bulai6.07
06Wangmang10.32
07Shinagu ma Renxun2.09
08Mangdeghai Bulai4.23
09Sange Aguer, Yige Mang'huzi dai Yige Huler11.57
10Eryu'er4.27
11Jintou Yaomer2.42
12Shinajia Ma Huer5.17
13Wuyue Dangwu3.51
14Nige Zhaler5.55
15Lu Buping5.26
16Sange Xujun4.11
17Shalangguerni Bihuang5.14
18Yi Aguer Dai Ganni Huguai Ana3.47
19Ertang Beilaqing4.18
20Erzangni Hu Lianbie Lan Mushilang3.43
21Gezai Kong Ma Maokong19.29
22Dangzhu Ma Dangyan17.16
23Diandong Bulai4.44