Mongolian Australians

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Mongolian Australians
Total population
(1,235 (by ancestry, 2011)[1])
Languages
Mongolian, English
Religion
Buddhism,[2] Christianity

Mongolian Australians are Australian citizens who derive their ancestral roots from Mongolia. Most arrived in the 1990s and 2000s, after communism in Mongolia came to an end. They came primarily as students, both privately funded and through AusAID.[2] In 2011, the Mongolian community organised a celebration of the Naadam festival in Sydney, with Mongolian wrestlers as well as wrestlers from the much more numerous Hazara diaspora community participating.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b O'Brien, Ganaa (2001). "Mongolians". In Jupp, James. The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins. Cambridge University Press. 
  3. ^ "Mongolians together in Australia". InfoMongolia. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

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