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Local Literatures: Mongolia
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The vast body of Buddhist literature in Mongolia can be classified into three general categories:

the Buddhist canonical literature translated into the Mongolian language;
the original Mongolian writings composed in the Middle and Classical Mongolian languages; and
the original Mongolian works composed in the Classical Tibetan language.

Some Mongolian authors wrote predom…

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Vesna A. Wallace, “Local Literatures: Mongolia”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0080>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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