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Exploring the Lives of Mongolian Nomads: A Journey Through the Heart of Asia

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

Who are the Mongolian Nomads?

Mongolian nomadics is a way of life that has been practiced by the people of Mongolia for centuries. It is a traditional lifestyle that is still practiced by many Mongolians today. The nomadic lifestyle is based around the idea of traveling and living in small, temporary dwellings in order to sustain themselves.

Nomads in Mongolia rely on herding animals such as goats, sheep, yaks, horses, and camels to provide food, clothing, and transportation. Nomads travel in small groups, typically consisting of extended family, and live in portable dwellings that can be taken down and re-erected at each new location.


The most common type of dwelling is the yurt, which is a round, collapsible structure made from wood, felt, and canvas.Nomads in Mongolia have traditionally been able to survive through their resourcefulness and knowledge of the land. Living in such a harsh climate, nomads must be very adaptive in order to make the most of their resources. They have found ways to make use of scarce resources, and have developed a culture based around sharing and mutual aid.The nomadic lifestyle is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain in modern times due to the impacts of climate change, industrialization.

Mongolian Nomads

Mongolia has been a nation of nomadic herders for centuries, and cattle have long been an essential part of their way of life. Cattle are used for their milk, meat, and hides, and are also used as a form of currency.The most common breed of cattle in Mongolia is the Mongolian Cashmere goat, which is prized for its fine, soft wool. The six million goats in Mongolia produce approximately half of all the world's cashmere. Other cattle breeds include yak, yak-cow hybrids, and a local breed of cattle, the Mongolian Cattle.


Cattle herding in Mongolia is a highly traditional practice, with herds being passed down through generations. Herders travel with their cattle across the country's vast, open grasslands. As climate change leads to increasingly erratic weather patterns, herders are being forced to adapt in order to keep their herds healthy and safe.Mongolian cattle are raised for meat and milk, with milk being the primary source of protein for many Mongolian families. Traditional methods of milking involve placing a wooden container on the back of a cow and milking the cow directly into the container. Milk can also be churned into butter and cheese.

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