In this folktale, a fairy nurses an alder tree into a girl in order for her to look after her baby daughter.
This contemporary Taiga legend tells of an unlikely friendship between an old woman and a tiger cub.
A story about the speaker and her husband’s encounter with a bear on the river Dzali.
A folktale about a bear and a tiger who go in search of a two-legged animal, reputed to be the strongest of all.
Published resources on Udihe include traditional stories and major studies on the grammar and lexicon.
A children’s ditty traditionally sang while softening bird cherry fruits.
An account of how to make cherry tree shavings and their range of uses in the Udihe community.
A folktale about a fairy whose magical tricks and malice save her from being eaten by ten bald evil spirits.
A tale about a man’s quest to find his lost wife after she is reincarnated in a flower.
A story about a man whose beautiful new bride turns out to be a fox.
This tale is about a man who fights the fox with ten tails to get the beautiful bride he desires.
A folktale about two girls travelling around looking for husbands.
A personal story telling how the Udihe used to hunt for ginseng roots.
A true story about a couple raising an abandoned roe cub.
An account by an Udihe woman explaining how her community used pieces of rotten ash tree for newborns.
A true narrative about an Udihe woman going on a hunting trip on the river with her husband and her son.
A folktale about a hero. Helped by the silver bird, takes revenge on the evil iron bird who killed his family.
An index of the English translations of the Udihe lexical words found in the texts.
An index of the Udihe lexical words found in the texts.
A short fable about a naive bored moose who challenges a clever frog to a race.
An account of the passing of an Udihe woman’s newborn son.
A folktale about a woman searching for her grandson, changed into an oriole bird for killing too many birds.
Published texts in Udihe include illustrated primers and traditional folktales.
A speaker’s story about an Udihe amusement from her childhood: running around in the cold barefoot.
A folktale about seven sisters living together. When the eldest turn into an evil spirit, the others must flee.