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Nikolai Khatuev, about how the birth of a child was announced


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Terbish, Baasanjav 

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Nikolai says that in the past the birth of a boy was loudly announced by the head of the household. During name giving rituals, boys received their names from someone who would whisper to them into their ears and slap on their sacrum bone. This was done so that children grew up healthy.

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Birth, name giving

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin

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