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  • Roza Khokhlova, Zul 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Roza says she celebrates Zul every year. She goes to the temple and performs a ritual to prolong the lives of her children and close relatives. Before Zul she buys grass stems for birthday candles. For example, last year ...
  • Sanal Lidzhiev, Well Wishes 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sanal relays 5 well wishes that are uttered in different life situations. (1) A well wish said to a newborn child: ‘Let the newborn have its umbilical cord healed quickly and have strong legs/ Let the newborn glorify his/her ...
  • Sanal Lidzhiev, Praises 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sanal says that Kalmyk men utter praises (magtal) in order to cheer themselves or others up. He says a praise about how to skillfully throw a lasso: ‘In a place full of holes and bumps/ In complete darkness where the eye ...
  • Sangadzhi Kononov, About Kalmyk Wedding 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sangadzhi talks about wedding rituals, including matchmaking, wedding, gal tyalgn (fire ritual) and others. Born in the village of Khanata in Maloderbetovskiy rayon, Sangadzhi belongs to the Onkyakhn clan (arvn). After ...

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