Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TORGHUT)

Created: 2015-09-27 12:03
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: The Torghut came to the Volga region at the beginning of the seventeenth century under the leadership of Kho-Urlyuk and his sons. Afterwards, in 1771 Ubashi Khan, a descendant of Kho-Urlyuk, led the majority of the Kalmyks back to Dzungaria. Those Torghuts who remained in Russia settled close to water, which enabled them to engage in fishery on top of their traditional livestock breeding. The main clans to form the Torghut sub-ethnic group are Keryat, Erketen, Tsaatan, Tsookhor, and Bagut.

Outside Kalmykia, Torghuts are known to live in Mongolia and China. On this page you can watch videos about the Torghut in Kalmykia.
 

Media items

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Media items

Keemia Orlova, About the Torghut

   19 views

The Torghuts have been known since the times of Chingis Khan who highly valued them. In Chingis Khan's army the Torghuts protected his palaces and the nobility. According to...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TORGHUT)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 26 Feb 2017


Nikolai Ubushaev, A Legend About the Shikryakhn Clan

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Nikolai tells a story. Once upon a time there was a man who had five sons, for each of whom he had prepared a barrel of gold. The sons were supposed to receive a barrel each when...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TORGHUT)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 19 Dec 2016


Sanj Khoyt, The History of the Torghuts

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Sanj talks about the history of the Torghuts in Kalmykia.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TORGHUT)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 5 Apr 2018


Yuriy Sangadzhiev, The Torghuts

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Yuriy recounts two different versions of the origin of the ethnonym Torghut and talks about the dispersal of the Torghuts in Kalmykia.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TORGHUT)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 10 Jan 2018