Nikolai Khatuev, about my clan
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Nikolai Khatuev, about my clan [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44707
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 (lineage) of the Taltakhinskiy aimak. The ancestral places of the Khornyakhin people are called Kok-Usun and Tyulyunke. The Khornyakhin consists of 5 sub-groups, including Mullakhin, Mudzhgud, Borshdud, Bumbin Khornyakhin, and Yalmtakhin. We belong to the Mullakhin sub-group. In the past, the Taltakhinskiy aimak had 500 households, among whom 200 were Khornyakhin. The Khornyakhin, Boldud, and Gelingud that comprise the Taltakhin descended from three brothers, namely Tyokya, Teolig and Luuzang. Tyokya was the father of Geling, Teolig fathered Bold, and Luuzang’s son was Khorin. The Taltakhin people consist of 11 arvns, all in all (Nikolar recounts the names of these arvn groupings). Gelingud lived in places like Talkhe, Shar-Dava and Khulsna-Uzur. Each arvn had its territory. Today members of various arvns gather to perform rituals in their ancestral places. They bow to their ancestral spirits and the spiritual masters of those areas. The three clans of Kaaknakhin, Taltakhin, and Shungurtsgakhin also descended from three brothers, namely Kaakn, Shungurtsig, and Talta. The first two brothers received the southern shore of Lake Sarpa as their territory. Talte received the land on the northern shore. The Kaaknakhn people live in the village of Tugtun. They are divided into the following arvns: Kyurildyakhin, Saarlakhin, and Mants-Gelingyudyakhin. The Shungurtsgakhin, who are also divided further into arvns, live in the village of Evdyk.
Clan, composition, Khornyakhin arvn
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