Customs and traditions


Description: Mariia Mantysheva gives us an explanation about the peculiarities of the name giving tradition among Kalmyk people. She provides examples of what kind of names can be given and says an Jörä́l, a special good wish dedicated to a new born child.

Cite as: Ner ögɪlγnä́ avjás – Name giving tradition; performer: Mariia Mantysheva, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Nechiti, interview assistant: Tatiana Oliusheva, transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from, ID-number: kalm1244RUV0008a.