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  • Sanal Lidzhiev, Sayings 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sanal recounts 6 Kalmyk sayings. (1) ‘A word can be overcome with another word/ A cow can be slaughtered with an axe’. This saying teaches people about the importance of choosing words correctly. (2) ‘(If you need to talk, ...
  • Oleg Mandzhiev, About Kalmyk Folklore 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-10-10)
    Although in Oriental culture the crow is a symbol of wisdom (because it lives for 300 years and knows everything) and is imbued with positive characteristics, in the Kalmyk fairy tale about the crow and the eagle as it is ...
  • Alena Lidzhieva, Riddles 

    Dovurkaev, Karu; Churyumov, Anton (2015-06-12)
    A riddle: A mouse fell into a well. It was not the mouse that suffered but the well. What is that? (Answer: a speckle of dust in one’s eye). A riddle: All the dogs of the nomadic camp barked together. What is that? (Answer: ...