Mongolian, an Altaic language, is spoken across Mongolia, China, Afghanistan and Russia. The Mongolian language is the official language of Mongolia and the best known member of the Mongolian language family with native speakers number around 5 million. Mongolian is written using a Cyrillic script or more traditional Mongolian script, depending on the region you are in. In 1208 A.D. Chinggis Khan captured a Uyghur scribe who adapted an old Uyghur alphabet to write Mongolian. Around the 15th century Mongolian was written with Chinese and Arabic characters. And finally in 1937 Mongolian government finally adopted the Cyrillic alphabet for state purposes. Baby Name World keeps many Mongolian, Afghan and Russian baby names and name meanings in the archives for free use and browsing.