Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

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Created: 2015-03-14 18:38
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: The Buzava people are a later formation among the Kalmyk sub-ethnic groups which consists of the descendants of those who have left the rest of the Kalmyks and migrated to the Don region to become Cossacks. This migration started in the 17th century and continued up until the 1760s. In the first half of the 19th century there was another movement of people in that direction. Having settled down in the Don region and being territorially united by the Tsarist administration, these Buddhist Kalmyks came to be known as Don's Kalmyk-Cossacks or Buzava. According to some Kalmyk scholars, the ethnonym buzava derives from two words bu ‘rifle’ and zava ‘showed’ (i.e. ‘those who showed rifles’), alluding to the military occupation of this group. The ethnic compositon of the Buzava has been mixed, consisting of the following clans: Baga-Bural, Baga Tsookhor, Bargas, Bartskhas, Bisyankin, Burgud, Bushkhud, Cheslyankin, Zamud, Zalkhus, Kyuvyud, Iki Tshookhor, Kevtyul, Kyuures, Maanin Zet, Mangat, Merket, Mongol, Noogan Namchad, Nomchi, Nyar, Nyuursyud, Sokhad, Telyanken, Tugtun, Tyachud, Ukralachin, Uldechiner, Uchkyud, Kharada, Khoo Bukhas, Khotkhod Khoshud, Kood, Shavad, Shara Mongol, Sharyad, Khavchin, Shevnr, Tsarmud, Tsoros, Erketen, Bambar, Burut, Chonos, Keke-Nurinkhed, and others.
On this page you can watch videos about the Buzava, their constituent clans, stories, legends, and much more.
 

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Anatoliy Safinov, About Kalmyk Groups

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Anatoliy tells a story about the origin of the Baga Derbet and Iki Derbet clans. He also contends that Amursana (a Kalmyk nobility) gathered various Kalmyk groups and resettled...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 27 Sep 2015


Bembya Fedorov, About the Fedorov Clan

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The surname of Fedorov is known among practically all Kalmyk clans, including the Torghut, the Buzava and the Derbet. The Fedorovs of the Derbet clan live in the villages of...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 30 Jan 2017


Garya Naminov, About the Kalmyk Groups

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Garya: From what I heard from knowledgeable people and read from newspaper articles, the Kalmyks consisted of the Torghuts and the Derbets.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 3 Mar 2018


Ivan Modunkaev, Etymology of the Word Buzava

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Ivan talks about two versions of the etymology of the ethnonym Buzava.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 8 May 2015


Ksenia Konchieva, The Development of Otok (Clans) in Kalmykia

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Ksenia talks about the formation of otok (clans) among the Kalmyks.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 3 Mar 2018


Sanj Khoyt, About the Buzava

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In the past the Kalmyks participated in many wars and conquests waged by Russia. During such military campaigns, the Kalmyks often reached the lands of the Cossacks with whom they...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 18 Mar 2017


Sanj Khoyt, About the Khoyt

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In the past the Khoyts comprised a separate aimak. In Kalmykia, the Khoyts can be found among the Derbet, Buzava and Torghut. Khoyts also live in Astrakhan oblast'.
The...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 18 Mar 2017


Ubush Darzhinov, About the Buzava

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The Buzava consists of many sub-clans, including the Erkten, Chonos and so on. The Buzavas are those who went to Don and joined the Cossacks. Despite living among Christian...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 24 Mar 2017


Ubush Darzhinov, About the Zungar

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The Zungars are the last among the Kalmyk groups to arrive in the Volga region in the 1740s. Some of them settled in Chilgir and others went further to join the Cossaks in Don....

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 24 Mar 2017