Kalmyk mythology

Les Kalmouks, Kalmyks ou Khalmyks sont des descendants des mongols occidentaux, des Oïrats ayant migré au XVIIème siècle.

After becoming vassals of the Mongols in 1207, the Oïrats lead a nomadic life in the steppes of Altai. At XVe century, the Oïrates tribes form a powerful alliance known as the “Four Oïrats peoples”. Among the main tribes are the Choros, Torguts and Dörbets.

Kalmyk mythology

In 1616, dissatisfied with the control of the alliance by the Choros, most of the Torguts and part of the Dörbets migrated west. They then settled in the Volga basin.

Kalmyk mythology (texts)