Customs and traditions


NAME GIVING TRADITION

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 www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: kalm1244RUV0008a.

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FUNERAL CUSTOM

Description: Dordzhi Nandyshev explains the idiosyncrasies of the Kalmyk funeral tradition. When the Kalmyks were still nomadic people, they were "not allowed" to bother the earth by interring their dead in graveyards, instead leaving the body on the steppe to feed hungry animals and birds. In the present day, Kalmyks bury their dead underground and perform some Buddhist rituals during the funeral.

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Ödgä́ cagín oršalɣná josýn – Funeral custom; performer: Dordzhi Nandyshev, camera/ interview: Ioana Aminian, Thede Kahl, interview assistant: Olga Erendzhenova, transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: kalm1244RUV0026a.

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