A song about the marriage of a Tungus man to a Khanty girl.
A song about a bird flying over the river Ob.
Brother and sister’s argument because of hunting.
A short account of Khanty burial traditions and practices.
A song performed in Khanty about a crow bird who, when she flies to a land, makes its women bear children.
A folktale explaining why cuckoo birds do not build nests and get other birds to raise their youngs.
A song about a meeting with the devil.
A traditional Khanty joke in a form of a dialogue.
A version of the creation myth that explains how life appeared on earth.
A tale about the adventures of a fox, influenced by the Russian and European motifs.
A short song performed in Khanty about a girl taken in marriage by the wrong man.
A tale about a successful young hunter who acquires wealth.
An epic folktale on the intertwined adventures of a man found as a boy in a pile of wood shavings and a town hero.
A personal lyrical song.
A version of a traditional Russian folktale told in Khanty.
A little song praising the Russian city of Katravozh.
In this short tale, an old man living with his blind wife in a filthy house is tricked by Kuropatka.
A story narrating the epic journey of Kuzma to find himself a wife.
An index of the English translations of Northern Khanty lexical words found in the transcribed texts.
An index of the Northern Khanty lexical items found in the transcribed texts.
A bragging song of a clever little mouse.
A short diddle performed in Khanty about a clever little mouse.
A folktale about a man living alone after his people are killed, who one day meets a woman disguised as a squirrel.
A tale about a trickster influenced by the Russian and European folklore.
A fairy tale about two friends who defeated a demon.
A folktale focusing on the adventures of the Mos woman and her friend, the Por woman.
The adventures of an excessively confident muskrat.
A song performed in Khanty about the land of Sob.
Khanty (or Ostyak) is a Uralic language spoken in western and north-western Siberia. There are three large dialectal groups but their speaker population size and the linguistic differences between them are quite significant: Northern Khanty (about 9,000 speakers), Eastern Khanty (about 3,000 speakers) and Southern Khanty (almost extinct).
A little song performed in Khanty.
A folktale about an old man whose wife and sisters metamorphose into white swans and come to visit him in his home.
A singing tale about an old Nenets man and his herd of ten thousand.
A tale about a clever little man, influenced by the Russian and European motifs.
A very short song performed in Khanty
A traditional folk tale about the adventures of the evil Por woman and her orphan neighbours.
The Russian city man finds himself a Khanty wife.
A short folktale recounting the misadventures of an old man bewitched by the three Por women.
A song about seven brothers who met the Por woman and the Mas woman.
A folktale recounting the adventures of a young boy on his travels to the land of the seven spirits.
A short Khanty folktale about a wood grouse seeking revenge on seven sisters who ate its nestlings.
An unfinished tale about a squirrel that lost its children.
A song performed in Khanty about a tired old male squirrel eager to leave his nest and go to the Supteng river.
An index of the English glosses for the Northern Khanty suffixes found in the transcribed texts.
An index of the Northern Khanty suffixes found in the transcribed texts.
A short story recounting the adventures of a group of men travelling to a foreign land to marry a Tsar’s daughter.
A song about the violent fate of man with a herd of a thousand reindeer, who gets a Tungus wife for his servant.
A version of the traditional story about a rivalry between the Por woman and the Mas woman.
A short song performed by a Khanty speaker about a white cuckoo reminiscing of its life.