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Daur people

Summary
The Daur people, Dagur, Daghur or Dahur (Russian: Дауры, Daury; Dagur:Daure; Khalkha Mongolian: Дагуур, Daguur; ) are a Mongolic people in Northeast China and Siberia (Russia). The Daur form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognised in the People's Republic of China. They numbered 131,992 according to the latest census (2010) and most of them live in Morin Dawa Daur Autonomous Banner in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia and Meilisi Daur District in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang of China. There are also some near Tacheng in Xinjiang, 30% of these people live in Russia, in the region of Zabaykalsky Krai, where their ancestors were moved during the Qing dynasty. Language Dagur language The Dagur language is a Mongolic language. There is a Latin-based orthography which has been devised by a native Daur scholar. The Dagur language retains some Khitan substratal features, including a number of lexemes not found in other Mongolic languages. It is made up of three dialects: Batgan, Hail
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