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  • Yuriy Sangadzhiev, The Torghuts 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Yuriy recounts two different versions of the origin of the ethnonym Torghut and talks about the dispersal of the Torghuts in Kalmykia. According to one version, this word means ‘silk soldiers’ deriving from the word torgn ...
  • Sanj Khoyt, The History of the Torghuts 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (2018-03-31)
    Sanj talks about the history of the Torghuts in Kalmykia. According to him, there are several versions of the etymology of the ethnonym Torghut. In the view of the French scholar Paul Pelliot, it derives from the Turkic ...
  • Nikolai Ubushaev, A Legend About the Shikryakhn Clan 

    Kovaeva, Bair; Babaev, Andrei (2016-12-19)
    Nikolai tells a story. Once upon a time there was a man who had five sons, for each of whom he had prepared a barrel of gold. The sons were supposed to receive a barrel each when they grew up. Despite getting married and ...
  • Keemia Orlova, About the Torghut 

    Churyumova, Elvira; Churyumov, Anton (2017-02-26)
    The Torghuts have been known since the times of Chingis Khan who highly valued them. In Chingis Khan's army the Torghuts protected his palaces and the nobility. According to historian Pavlov, the word torghut derives from ...