Proverbs and Sayings of the Pamiri Kyrgyz Living in Turkey. As Lingua-Folkloristic Primary Source

Type: Book
Date: 02 June 2017
View or download PDF (in Kyrgyz)
This book presents over 6500 authentic examples of proverbs and sayings that were recorded in their spoken form by the Pamiri Kyrgyz community living in the Van region of Turkey. The work is the result of many years of field work by the author and attempts to record and analyse the multi-faceted genres of oral tradition according to the highest academic standards. 

This newest contribution to the field of ethnography and folklore studies is dedicated to researchers as well as a broader public interested in learning more about this under-researched community. It provides new lingua-folkloristic primary source material for linguists, folklorists, ethnographers and university students in the field of folklore and philology.

The book can be purchased from University of Central Asia’s Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit. For more information, please contact
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