Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Sector of folklore

Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
In Russian

18. The Folklore of the Udehe: Nimanku, Telungu, Ekhe

Composition, introductory article, commentary and glossary by E. P. Lebedeva, M. M. Khasanova, V. T. Kyalundzyuga and M. D. Simonov. Russian translation by V. T. Kyalundzyuga. Choice of expedition materials by V. K. Arsenyev and N. A. Sobolevskaya. Introduction to the texts by V. K. Arsenyev and M. M. Khasanova. Musicological article and musical scores by Yu. I. Sheikin and O. A. Sheikina.—Novosibirsk: Nauka. Siberian Firm, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1998.—561 pages.

The book is the first academic edition of Udehe folklore. It includes 78 tests representing various genres: nimanku (folktales), telungu (stories of traditional life and customs), and ekhe (songs).

Most of the texts were recorded during fieldwork from native speakers of different dialects over a thirty-year period. Texts from the personal archive of V. T. Kyalundzyuga, one of the best experts on Udehe culture, formed the basis for the volume. The volume also contains archived recordings that include the first Udehe texts prepared for publication based on early 20th century expedition diaries left by the renowned scholar of the Far East, V. K. Arsenyev.

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