Friday, December 12, 2008

Oirat Mongols







Wow, Oirat Mongols are gorgeous! What amazing faces! They live in the same area as Uyghurs: The North West of China.

Directly from The NationMasters Encyclopedia:
Oirats (also spelled Oyrats or Oyirads; Mongolian: Ойрадын Ojradyn) refers to both a Western Mongol people of Europe and Asia and, historically, to a Turkic people now known as the Altays.

Although the Oirats originated in Dzungaria in north-central Asia, the most prominent group of Oirats today are the nearly 200,000 Kalmyks of Eastern Europe. Other Oirats remain in present-day Mongolia (ca. 200,000) and China (ca. 140,000 in Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Inner Mongolia).[1] Oirats are traditionally Tibetan Buddhist and many still follow a nomadic lifestyle. Oirats speak Western Mongolic languages including Oirat, Kalmyk, Dorbot, Torgut, and Darkhat as well as the official languages of the regions they inhabit.

9 comments:

Vain and Vapid said...

Nice. With a face as flat as a dinner plate. Very peeeerty....

You better be taking all your pills lady!

Talibonita said...

Yes I am taking my antibiotics to kill all the germies causing this awful cough/sore throat etc... Can you tell I've been home for 4 days straight? I've never posted so much before! :)

Anonymous said...

hi Talibonita!

is it your photos? there they was maked? in mongolia? in china? is it really oyrads? and if yes, what kind of oyrats: khoton, dorvod, bayad,.....?

so
welcom to the site http://khamagmongol.com/
and forum
http://khamagmongol.com/chuulgan/index.php

sanj said...

hi Talibonita!

is it your photos? there they was maked? in mongolia? in china? is it really oyrads? and if yes, what kind of oyrats: khoton, dorvod, bayad,.....?

so
welcom to the site http://khamagmongol.com/
and forum
http://khamagmongol.com/chuulgan/index.php

Talibonita said...

Hi -- I got these off the internet -- the link should be there. Thanks for the links. These are gorgeous people and fab photos.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures. I never knew that Uighurs are so white. No wonder when chinese dog up mommies of the Pyramids in china they claimed there were european? I wonder what else Chinese and the rest of the world is hiding about origins of the civilization.
Thank you for posting it.
Adamites

Anonymous said...

someone erased my comments. this is not the way to do business.

Talibonita said...
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Talibonita said...

hey anonymous -- no one removes comments here -- and this is by no means a business. i just didn't approve them fast enough because most of the comments i get are spam, so i don't check it that often! :)