Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

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Created: 2014-11-08 16:10
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: The ethnonym Khoshud is believed to have derived from the word khoshun 'tip of a weapon, beak, front part' and is related to the function of the vanguard units in the army of Chingis Khan. Today the Khoshud is the least populous among the four sub-ethnic groups in Kalmykia. They live in compact groups in the villages of Sarpa, Shorv, Altn Bulg, Shorvin Kets, Khosheudy, Altsyn-Khuta, and Kivz. A small number also lives in the village of Zunda-Tolga. The Khoshud consists of the following clans or lineages: Argud, Badgud, Dashakhin, Zaisang, Ketkermud, Kavshakhin, Karvdzhakhin, Luzung, Mongol, Merchikhin, Melshakhin, Maaga, Sagsag, Savgarmud, Khasgud, Khoshut, Kharakhin, Chonakhin, Sharad, Sharkakhin, Evyakin and Dermyakin.

Outside Kalmykia, small groups of Khoshud also live in China and Mongolia. On this page you can watch videos about the Khoshud, their constituent clans, lineages, legends, and much more.
 

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Boris Boktaev, Praise to the Khoshud

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Once at a meeting of the Khoshuds, a man, whose name is still unknown, read a short praise to the Khoshud, as follows:

With their genealogy coming from Chingis Khan
With their...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 21 May 2015


Mergen Ulanov, Buddhism and the Ethnonym Kalmyk

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Although Kalmyks came to Russia as Buddhists – in Mergen’s opinion – their Buddhist tradition was weak and relatively new. It is no accident that the lama Zaya Pandita visited the...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 2 Jun 2018


Sanj Khoyt, About a Genetic Research on the Khoshuds

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Sanj talks about the collection of Kalmyk skulls stored at the Moscow State University and a genetic project that he did in 2007.
He says that the collection is stored at the...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 28 Mar 2018


Sanj Khoyt, About the Ethnonym Khoshud

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Sanj says that the Khoshuds are one of the largest ethno-territorial units in Kalmykia. When the Khoshuds came to Kalmykia, they were small in number. In 150 years they grew in...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 20 Mar 2017


Sanj Khoyt, About the Khoshud Dialect

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Sanj mentions several works on the Khoshud dialect and the Kalmyk language by scholars such as Vladimirtsov, Pavlov and Kichikov. In Mongolia and Russia, the Khoshud dialect is...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 20 Mar 2017


Sanj Khoyt, About the Origin of the Zaisangud Group

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Sanj says that in 2003 an article was published about the genetic origin of the Mongols. The authors of the article compared blood samples collected from various groups. It turned...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Mar 2017


Sanj Khoyt, The Composition of the Khoshuds

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Sanj talks about Khoshud groups in Russia, Mongolia and China. He says that the Khoshuds are one of the Oirat groups with the smallest population. Scholars who worked on the...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Mar 2017


Sanj Khoyt, The History of the Khoshuds

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Sanj talks about the history of the Khoshuds.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 5 Apr 2018


Sanj Khoyt, Where the Khoshuds Live

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Sanj says that today the Khoshuds live dispersed in three countries, including Russia, Mongolia and China.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (KHOSHUD)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Mar 2017