Northern Khanty

The Tungus wife

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A singing tale performed by a Khanty speaker. A man with a herd of a thousand (reindeer) decides to travel to the land of the Tungus people to bring a wife for his servant. On his way back home, he realises that in addition to a Tungus wife, he is bringing violent Tungus men with him. A terrible fate awaits him and his servant.

Recording: The performance was recorded in Katravozh in 1990 by Irina Nikolaeva.