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  • Mingiyan Lidzhiev, daily activities 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-05)
    Mingiyan recollects what he, his parents and his grandmothers did on a daily basis: As a child, I often observed how both of my grandmothers, who lived together with us, began their day. After washing their face, they ...
  • Maria Pozharova, about the Kalmyk language and traditions 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-06-16)
    Maria says that the loss of native language and traditions is bad for any nation because traditions teach people how to live ‘moral’ lives.
  • Ivan Tserenov, Kalmyk customs 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-05)
    Ivan says that his mother always wore a headscarf in front of older relatives. She never walked barefoot in front of them. His father always sat at the centre of the family table. It was he who ate meat with bones, and ...
  • Evgeniy Dzhokhaev, Leonid Ochir-Goryaev, about the Kalmyk language 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2017-05-23)
    In this interview Evgeniy and Leonid, who are both livestock breeders, talk about the importance of knowing one’s native tongue.

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