- Forgive me if I'm lighting a candle in the sunshine, here...
I've just found a great on-line resource chock full of all sorts of
interesting stuff - the Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire.
According to the table of contents, the peoples it discusses include the
Abazians (Abaza), Abkhaz, Aguls, Akhvakhs, Aleuts, Altaics, Aliutors, Andis,
Archis, Asiatic Eskimos, Bagulals, Baraba Tatars, Bartangs, Bats, Bezhtas,
Botlikhs, Budukhs, Central Asian Jews, Chamalals, Chukchis, Chulym Tatars,
Crimean Jews, Crimean Tatars, Didos, Dolgans, Enets, Evens, Evenks, Georgian
Jews, Godoberis, Hinukhs, Hunzibs, Ingrians, Ishkashmis, Itelmens,
Izhorians, Kamas, Karaims, Karatas, Karelians, Kereks, Kets, Khakass,
Khants, Khinalugs, Khufis, Khvarshis, Kola Lapps, Koryaks, Kryz, Kurds,
Lithuanian Tatars, Livonians, Mansis, Mountain Jews, Nanais, Negidals,
Nenets, Nganasans, Nivkhs, Nogays, Orochis, Oroks, Oroshoris, Peoples of the
Pamirs, Roshanis, Rutuls, Selkups, Shors, Shughnis, Tabasarans, Talysh, Tats
(Tatians), Tindis, Tofalars, Trukhmens (Turkhmens), Tsakhurs, Udeghes, Udis,
Ulchis, Veps, Votes, Wakhs, Yaghnabis, Yazgulamis, Yukaghirs.
<gasps for breath>
There is a reasonable overview of the histories of each of these (going back
to the 14th century for the Lithuanian Tatars, for example), along with
notes on langauge, culture, religion etc.
Must be something in that lot to interest someone, surely?
Alastair Millar <alastair@...>
url: http:// www.skriptorium.cz