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  • Viktor Mandzhiev, Tsaatan Dialect 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-03-23)
    Viktor talks about some phonetic peculiarities of the Tsaatan dialect. He says: Today the language of the Tsaatans became similar to common Kalmyk, although in the past they had their distinct dialect. Instead of ‘ts’ they ...
  • Nikolai Ubushaev, The Shikryakhn Clan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2016-12-19)
    In this interview Nikolai talks about his parents, paternal ancestors, siblings and his life in Siberian exile. Nikolai: I work on my family’s genealogical tree. Our ancestors were: Shikr, his son Takh, his son Chidng, his ...
  • Nikolai Ubushaev, About the Tsaatan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2016-12-18)
    Nikolai talks about the Tsaatan clan, its composition, etymology, and clan stories: Besides Bag Tsaatan, there are Akh Tsaatan, Kereit Tsaatan, Erketen Tsaatan and many other Tsaatans. The Tsaatan also includes Khornyakhn. ...
  • Nikolai Ubushaev, About the Origin of the Torghut 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2016-12-18)
    Nikolai talks about the origin and etymology of Torghut:Scholars say that Torghut derive their name from the word ‘turkhavud’ which denotes Chingis Khan’s day-time bodyguards. In the Kazakh language tur/tor means ‘stop’ ...

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