Buryat love poem
Гэрэл соо шинии дyриhэн –
Минии эгээл гое шyлэг
Tyргоорыш! yгы болохол даа
Минии hyyлшын дуран!
→ French poem ←
My love poem in its literary Buryat version (Bokhan, Buryat, Barguzin, Tunka, Ekhirit-Bulagat, Northern Mongolian, Buriat-Mongolian, Alar, Russia Buriat, Oka, Ninzne-Udinsk, Unga, Bohaan, Selengin, Autonym : буряад хэлэн (buryaad xelen)), the Mongolian language of Buryatia, China and Mongolia.
Perhaps, it will travel throughout the country, protected at night, by a traditional tent, near the one, to whom it is destined.
Buryat is spoken in southern Siberia around Lake Baikal. There are several variations of this language, at least five. There are 450,000 speakers.
This translation come directly from Ulan-Oude the capital of the Buryatia republic.
Most of the speakers are found in the territory of the Russian Federation, in Buryatia (east and south of Lake Baikal), and in the districts of Aga and Ustˊ-Orda. Others live in the northern and northeastern provinces of Mongolia, as well as in China, northeast of Inner Mongolia.
The Buryats are nomads, and the northernmost Mongolian people. They live on the territory of Russia, China and Mongolia, between them they are called buryād. the yurt is their home, and their flock all their whole life.
The Buryats are a people from Siberia living to the south and east of Lake Baikal. They settled in Buryatia in the 13th century by driving back the Lakoutes and the Tungus.
We can divide the Buryats into two groups: The Buryats of Baikal and the Buryats of the East who present between them cultural and dialectal differences. Western Buryats converted to Christianity, and those in the East to Buddhism, all in the 18th century. The Western Buryats are more Russified and those of the East more linked to cultures: Mongolian, Tibetan and Sanskrit.
They call themselves "the new Buryats = šenexen buryād". These are generally Buryats who emigrated or settled there in the 18th century or the 20th century. Some of them with the opening of the borders return to Buryatia.