The term of Myangad was first noted in the 16th century and there are 3 different groups in it – Myangad, Basigid and Khirgis. Today, Myangads live in the back of the Khovd River of Myangad soum of Khovd province and near to the Altain Khukhii Mountain and a few of them inhabit with Uulds in Erdeneburen soum and with Durvuds in Durvud soum. The origin of the Myangads was Uriankhais who hunted and looked after tsaa deer in the forest of the Tagna and Soyon Mountain. There are many ethnic among Myangads because they were under many provinces of Mongol and Tureg. In the period of Durvun Oirad, they divided into 2 groups – 8 thousand norths and 2 thousand souths.
For a long time, Myangads have had fast and good horses and many race horses born as the fastest horses of Mongolia named after “Myangad”. A few of them were Shovgor tsenkher who was the mythical fast horse during 1930s and after that Tsagaan tavagt and Myangad’s saaral.
In Mongolia there are 5993 Myangad people, accounting 0.2 percent of total population.
Myangad clothing has no onoo, wide black bandelet and double hoshmog attached. They do not wear white collar as Western women do and what special is the collar of deel is red. Whether it is summer or winter, they wear black velvet hat but the white ribbon is attached in summer. A Myangad wife split her hair into two and shape the coral butterfly on her tuivan. Myangad women attach a knife with special pattern and five-colored ribbons.
Myangad men wear Khalkh deel with black lace and vertical collar of red or yellow collar. A Myangad wife’ deel has partial slope, vertical collar, and chubby shoulders.