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Yalalt teaching about Tsagaan sar (lunar new year)

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Bulag, Uradyn E. 


The teaching of the Torghut traditional culture was initiated a couple of years ago by students who have received primary and secondary education in Chinese and studied in universities in inland China. Most members in the group grew up in cities far away from their cultural roots and do not speak Mongolian very well. Yalalt, who used to be a primary school Mongolian language teacher in Hejing, has been contributing to this cultural group ever since his retirement.In the video, he talks about social transformation amongst the Torghuts including their lifestyle, language, marriage, and public festivals. He explains the greeting customs involved in Tsagaan Sar (Lunar new year) meetings and other social etiquettes.



Torghut traditional culture, social transformation, language, marriage, public festival

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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