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Regions with significant populations
 Mongolia 10 000 (2010)[1]
Tibetan Buddhism, Sunni Islam, Shamanism
Related ethnic groups
Mongols, especially Oirats

The Khoton people are Oirat sub-ethnic group of Uyghur Turkic[2][3] origin. They live in Tarialan, Naranbulag sums[clarification needed] and Ulaangom city of Uvs Province.

Excerpt from the Encyclopaedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, c2004:[4]

  • Khotong (Khoton, Hoton); small subethnic group in Uws Province; pop. ca. 6100 in 1989; were deported by the Zunghars from Central Asian cities and were given land in today's Uws Province when their lord, Dr̈böd prince Tseren Ubashi, surrendered to the Qing in 1753; lost their original Turkic language and speak a Dörböd dialect of Oirat; syncretic religion retaining some aspects of Islam; avoid Mongolian written culture and intermarriage with other ethnic groups; Khotong was originally the Mongol designation for Muslim oases dwellers and in Inner Mongolia designates the Hui or Chinese-speaking Muslims.


The Khotons of Western Mongolia, 1979.

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  1. ^ "Монгол улсын ястангуудын тоо, байршилд гарч буй өөрчлөлтyyдийн асуудалд" М.Баянтөр, Г.Нямдаваа, З.Баярмаа pp.57-70
  2. ^ Katoh et al. 2015, "Genetic features of Khoton Mongolians revealed by SNP analysis of the X chromosome." Gene. 2005 Sep 12;357(2):95-102.
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