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||, Advanced, Elementary, Beginner
Mongolians started using this script/alphabet around 800 years ago during the time of Genghis Khaan. It is still officially used in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of PRChina. However, it has been replaced by the cyrillic alphabet in Mongolia in 1946, though secondary schools started teaching it again after 1992.
Each letter has three forms depending on if it is the initial, middle or final letter of a word (whereas English alphabet has capital and lower letters: 'A' vs. 'a').
Another difference between Mongolian script and the other alphabets is that Mongolian script is written vertically, from top to bottom, not from left to right.