The Nonverbal means of Communication in Mongolian using the Word “Tolgoi (‘Head’ in English)”

Tsulbaatar Onon, Badamjav Azzaya, Tseden Otgonsuren


One of the most important activities in which we engage, is communication. It plays a vital role in our lifestyles, careers and demeanors. This paper, which can be considered a continuation of early observations and then a study, touches upon the types of nonverbal means of communication in the modern Mongolian language, based on examples that have used the word “tolgoi (‘head’ in English)” and cited modern Mongolian literature. In modern Mongolia, nonverbal means of communication have their own special types, forms and grammar, which all use real words and expressions related to Mongolian culture, customs and lifestyle. For this research paper, 23 nonverbal means of communication using the word tolgoi were recorded, and most of them expressed ignorance, sadness or regret, which indicated a negative attitude.


Mongolian Language, Nonverbal Communication, Nonverbal Means of Communication, Head Movement, Formation of Nonverbal Means of Communication

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