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Kalmyk History

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calmouk    3

Kalmyk people have long and very interesting history which is not well known by English speaking internet communities.

 

By political reasons Kalmyks often named as Oyrats or Dzhungars but eventually all these names describe the same people - Kalmyks. In the past French transcription has been used very often - Calmouks. Also known is German transcription - Kalmucks.

 

Below is a fragment of historical map created by Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726). This map was published in 1706 and now belongs to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division (Washington, D.C.).

 

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How has such a huge state, which roared over entire Central Asia for at least 200 years, fallen out of public attention?

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