ETHNONYMS: Dubo, Tyva (Chinese historical sources); Soioty, Tannu-Uriankhaitsy,

Tuvintsy, Uriankhi (nineteenth-century Russian); Tandy-Uriankhai or Uriankhai (nineteenth-century Tuvan)


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Vainshtein, Sevyan I. (1980). Istoricheskaya etnografiya Tuvintsev (Ethographic history of the Tuvans). Translated as Nomads of South Siberia: The Pastoral Economies of Tuva. Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology, vol. 25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


[ Editor's Note: This summary is based largely on an essay written specifically for the Encyclopedia of World Cultures by K. A. Bicheldei, researcher at the Tuvan Institute of Language, Literature, and History. In early 1990 Mr. Bicheldei was elected a delegate from Tuva to the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.]

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