Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

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Created: 2014-09-10 11:26
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: The Oirats, ancestors of the Kalmyks, participated in the campaigns of Chingis Khan and his descendants as military units. There is a widespread view among Kalmyk scholars that the names of these units turned later into various ethnonyms such as Derbet (cavalry), Torghut (guards of the khan's residence), and Khoshud (vanguard units).

The Derbets of Kalmykia are the descendants of those, who together with other Oirat tribes, came to the Volga region from Dzungaria at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The Derbet consists of various clans or lineages, including Abaganer, Chonos, Sharyad, Sharnut, Tadzhiut, Tsoros, Tugtun, Kharnut, Merkit, Kereit, Batut, Khoit, Khoshud, Tarachin, Sokhad, Tsaatan, Khazakh, Telegit, and others. Today the Derbets live in compact groups in the northern part of Kalmykia.

On this page, you can watch videos about the Derbet, their constituent clans, lineages, stories, legends, and much more.
 

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Ais Sandzhiev, Legend About the Nornyakhn Clan

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One of Ais’ ancestors was a big and strong man who weighed about 100 kilos. When in 1771 the Kalmyk Ubashi khan led the Kalmyks back to Dzungaria, people of the Tsagan Nur region...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 30 Apr 2015


Baatr Mandzhiev, About the Batud Clan

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Baatr says that his clan of Batud consist of two groups, namely Iki Batud and Baga Batud. The same can be seen among the Bukhus clan which consists of Iki Bukhus and Baga Bukhus....

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 8 May 2015


Bulyash Chumudova, About the Noynakhn Clan

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In this interview Bulyash talks about her clan, including its deity-protector and stamp.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 26 May 2015


Galina Yavanova, About the Bogdakhin Clan

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Galina talks about the history of the Bogdakhin clan. The Dalai Lama V and the Panchen Lama IV gave the Kalmyk people a mobile temple as a present. When the temple was brought to...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 25 Sep 2015


Galina Yavanova, Legends of the Bogdakhin Clan

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According to a legend, the Dalai Lama V and the Panchen Lama IV gave the Kalmyk people a mobile temple as a present. A group of Kalmyks (who were founders of the Bogdakhin clan)...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 25 Sep 2015


Garya Naminov, About the Noynakhn Clan (Angi)

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Garya talks about the history of his clan and place.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 26 May 2015


Ivan Modunkaev, The Derbets

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In this interview Ivan talks about the Derbets, and his sub-clan.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 14 Jun 2015


Kheecha Sandzhiev, About the Bag Chonos Clan

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Kheecha talks about his genealogy, the composition of the Bag Chonos clan, historical people and the relics of his clan.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 15 Mar 2018


Konstantin Naktanov, About the Bagud Clan

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In this interview Konstantin talks about the history and composition of the Bagud clan.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 14 Jun 2016


Ksenia Kardonova, The Names of Clans

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My husband’s clan is called al’chkud. The Karmanovs, the Kardonovs, the Basangovs, the Shovarikovs are the members of this clan. There is another clan called bokin aldrmud, their...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 6 Jun 2018


Lidzhi Amikov, A Legend About the Origins of Ik, Dund and Bag Khurul

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The Ik Khurul (Big Temple) was situated in the village of Arshan’-Zel’men’, the Dund Khurul (Middle Temple) in the village of Khanata and Ungn Teryachi, and the Bag Khurul (Small...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 18 May 2016


Mikhail Erentsenov, About Clans of Bolshederbetovskiy Ulus

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There are no pure clans among Kalmyks, only mixed ones. My clan of Kazhikhn belongs to Abganer, which is a bigger clan. As Erdniev wrote, among the Kazhikhn there are also...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 3 Sep 2018


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