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  • Togtan Amunova, about my parents and ancestors 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-06-16)
    Togtan’s father, Toktan Amunov, was from the arvn of Barikhn of the Kaaknakhn clan. Her mother was from the arvn of Yoksyud of the Taltakhn clan. Togtan’s family had its winter camp in the village of Tsagan-Nur in Oktyabrskiy ...
  • Nikolai Khatuev, about my clan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-04)
    Nikolai talks about his clan and its composition: I was born on 12 December 1953 on the state farm of Primovtsy in the Rubtsovskiy rayon in Altai krai. We returned to Kalmykia in 1957. My father is from Khornyakhin arvn ...
  • Narma Mergenova, about my uncle who was a monk 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-06-16)
    Narma's paternal uncle was a monk known as Sokhr Pyurveev (Blind Pyurveev) because he cured blind people. In 1940 he cured a blind man from the clan of Chonos. The same year the monk was arrested and taken personally to ...
  • Mingiyan Lidzhiev, about my clan 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-05)
    Mingiyan talks about his clan: I was born in the aimak of Sharnut-Chonos in 1975. I belong to the arvan (lineage) of Jab Lamin. Our arvan comprises of a dozen families. Jab Lama was a monk himself. One day, the tsar summoned ...

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