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  • Oleg Kalykov, about the Baga-Chonos clan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-05)
    Oleg says that Chonos is an ancient clan. They served as vanguard troops in Chingis Khan’s army when he besieged Beijing. The Chonos people came to the Volga as part of the Derbets who in their turn followed the Torghuts. ...
  • Mingiyan Lidzhiev, about the Derbet ulus 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-05)
    Mingiyan provides a detailed account of the Derbets and their composition: In the past, among the Derbets there lived another large tribe called Tugtun. As the population of the Tugtun grew, the tribe was divided into ...
  • Konstantin Naktanov, about the Bagud clan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2016-06-14)
    In this interview Konstantin talks about the history and composition of the Bagud clan.Konstantin: Our clan, Bagud, descends from the younger brother of Ayuka Khan. Ayuka Khan had many sons, and his youngest son was Galdan ...
  • Pavel Antonov and others, about the Derbets 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2015-04-30)
    In this video three Derbet individuals, Pavel Antonov, Baatr Mandzhiev and Nadezhda Badmaeva, talk about the Derbet tribe/clan. Pavel Antonov: In 1771 when Ubashi Khan took the majority of Kalmyks back to Dzungaria (China), ...

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