are kazakhs mongolian

Admissions, For High Hides provided clothing, containers, and thongs; horsehair was braided into rope, while horn was used for ladles and other utensils.  Nomadic pastoralism has been the primary form of human subsistence for centuries. March 6, 2009. What does it mean to be semi-nomadic? In the 19th century an increasing number of Kazakhs along the borders began to plant some crops. Macalester College  Oralman status, entitles migrants to basic types of assistance, such as medical, employment, language and education assistance at both the primary and secondary levels.  Tbilisi, Georgia. Werner, Cynthia. Barcus, Holly.  One of these migration flows is comprised of Mongolian Kazakhs migrating to and from Kazakhstan during this period. The Kazakhstan government during the study period was not putting limits on the number of non-quota migrants who enter Kazakhstan, however, the quota levels themselves fluctuate annually. Cynthia Werner is Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. 2012. “Kazakhstan is my homeland; Mongolia is my fatherland”: Considering the role of place identity and other cultural factors in shaping mobility and immobility decisions in a transnational community” Central Eurasian Studies Society Meeting. She received her MA in anthropology under Dr. Cynthia Werner in 2011, and her MLIS in library science in 2014. Most Kazakhs are now settled farmers who raise sheep and other livestock and grow crops. “Moving Towards the State: The Benefits of Economic Citizenship for Mongolia’s Kazakhs.” Society for Economic Anthropology Annual Meetings.  2007. The annual quota is set for a specific number of “families,” not individuals.  For most herding households, this means that the household will move their herds, largely comprised of sheep and goats, although also containing variously camels, horses and yaks, to different pastures for each of the four seasons. Before the fall of the USSR, few Mongolian Kazakhs had ever visited the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, but in the post-Soviet context the creation of new nation states and national borders, relaxation of restrictions on movement and opening of borders between east and west, new population movements have emerged. During the late transition period, the most important change to immigration programs offered by the Kazakhstan government was the introduction of the “Blessed Migration” program on January 1, 2009. Uyghurs, Turkmens, and Uzbeks also has similiar look but I believe they can be distinguished from the Kazakhs. 2012. “Kazakhstan is my homeland; Mongolia is my fatherland”: Considering the role of place identity and other cultural factors in shaping mobility and immobility decisions in a transnational community” Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, Puerto Rico, October 2012.  In addition to providing subsidies and paid travel costs, the new program will provide low-interest loans to buy land or housing. Mainstream media propagates that both ethnic Uyghurs… She has worked as a researcher at the Social Economic Geography Department of the Institute of Geography-Geoecology of the Mongolian Academy of Science (MAS) from 2006 to 2016. Kazakh culture is distinct here: the nomads are Muslim and they speak Kazakh in everyday life, using Mongolian only when they need to communicate with other tribes or groups. Barcus, H.R. 6 May 2010. Kazakh is the official language of Kazakhstan and a significant minority language in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, China and in the Bayan-Ölgii Province of Mongolia. Most families return to specific pastures year after year with use of that pasture being passed down through families. The Kazakhs of Mongolia belong to a larger group of people who live primarily in Kazakstan. This article was most recently revised and updated by. With incentives provided by the Kazakhstan government to families for education, many young people move to Kazakhstan for the education benefits. Today, Bayan-Olgii has a distinctly Kazakh culture. Stipendiary Fellow, Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M. Early Transition Years (1991-1996)  Returning Home: Gender, Migration and the Kazakh Diaspora in Mongolia. 2014. A limited amount of precipitation creates arid, non-arable pasture lands that historically have been utilized for livestock herding. Since the mid-1990s, she has conducted fieldwork in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia on topics that include transnational migration, international tourism development, bride abduction, the impacts of nuclear testing, gift exchange and bribery, and bazaar trade.  Association of American Geographers, AAG Research Grant.  Minnesota State University, Geography Department Colloquium. Negotiating Everyday Islam after Socialism: A Study of the Kazakhs of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia. 2008. Eagle hunting is a uniquely Kazakh tradition, which also provides them with traditional fox skin clothing. Other Invited Presentations and Outreach: 2010 Updates? Fermented mare’s milk (koumiss) and horse flesh were highly esteemed but usually available only to the prosperous. During World War I and again under Soviet rule, many Kazakhs were killed in repressions or fell victim to famines; still others fled with their herds to Sinkiang in China or to Afghanistan, and the remaining nomads were eventually settled on collective farms. This was perceived to be one of the most substantive challenges facing new migrants, especially in the current economic climate. 2009. 2013. “Place identity and immobility choices among ethnic minorities: Transitioning landscapes in a transnational community” 21st Colloquium of the Consortium for Sustainable Rural Systems, International Geographical Union. Barcus, H. Invited Lecture: “Why do all the Yurts have Satellite Dishes? Although Mongolian is the official language, the Kazakhs use their own language for everyday communication, known as Kazakh or Qazaqsa. Decision, Financial Poster Presentation. Almaty, Kazakhstan. These changes in immigration policy and fluctuating quota numbers created a much more complex situation for Kazakhs living abroad who were considering migrating to Kazakhstan. “Modern Nomads: The Kazakhs of Mongolia in the Contemporary World.” Brazos County Museum of Natural History.  Macalester College Geography Department. About 3,200,000 people live in Mongolia. Kazakh nomads have grazed their livestock near the Altai Mountains for hundreds of years. Population Most inhabitants of Mongolia live in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. BUT, statements like "GK was Kazakh" is totally absurd and wrong. The Kazakhs are different people from the Mongols in many ways. (updated July 2018). American Anthropological Association 107th Annual Meeting. Barcus Holly.  Selectivity of migration increased during this period as well, reflecting both the increasing complexity as well as increased information flowing between Kazakhstan and Mongolia, leading to fewer new migrants during this period. Wallace Travel and Research Grant. Her research focuses on the links between culture, gender, and the economy, with special focus on the region of Central Asia. One of the primary analytical and mapping tools that she uses in her research is a Geographic Information System; an invaluable tool for assessing spatial patterns and evaluating the underlying processes and factors that influence change at multiple scales. Admissions, Early This has lead to some tension between Kazakhs and Mongolians, and there is a level of discrimination apparent in a minority of people. 2009  In 1991 Kazakhstan passed the Resolution “On the Procedures and Conditions of the Relocation to Kazakh SSR for Persons of Kazakh Ethnicity from Other Republics and Abroad Willing to Work in Rural Areas.” In 1992, the quota system for Kazakhs repatriating to Kazakhstan was created through the 1992 Law on Immigration. Werner, C., H. R. Barcus, N. Brede*. Barcus. Werner, Cynthia and Holly R. Barcus. and Werner, C.A. Mid-Transition Years (1997-2002) The Kazakh people are the largest ethnic minority in Mongolia. Mongolian Kazakhs are traditionally semi-nomadic pastoralists, herding sheep, goats, yaks, camels and horses. Barcus, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant, Contemporary Mongolia Program; awarded through the University of Pittsburgh; 2004, “Population, Environment, and Geo-Spatial Technologies in Mongolia”, Werner, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant, Contemporary Mongolia Program; awarded through the University of Pittsburgh; 2004 “Women’s Experiences in Mongolia”. and Cynthia Werner. The Kazakh ethnic group makes up around 90% of the population of Mongolia's Bayan-Olgi province, with around 100,000 Kazakhs spread thinly across the wilderness. Kazakhs definitely have some heritage of some ancient Turkic-speaking tribes that existed when GK was alive. Barcus, H. Guest lecture. August 1-7. Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives (CASL) sponsored by the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, 3 May 2010.  Our research is predominantly associated with Bayan-Ulgii (2006, 2008, 2009), although during the summer of 2006 we also conducted interviews in Hovd Aimag. Transnational Migration, Globalization, and Local Economic Change in Western Mongolia: An Examination of New Rural Development Challenges in the 21st Century. Ethnic Kazakhs number around 100,000 and are the largest minority in Mongolia. She is currently the Department Head in the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University (updated June 2018). Who are the Mongolian Kazakhs? Barcus, Holly. During the summers of 2006, 2008, and 2009 we conducted interviews in Ulgii and in several rural locations across the province. The Kazakhs of western Mongolia are one of the world’s last surviving nomadic cultures. 2009-10; “Mobility, Immobility, and Transnational Migration among Mongolian Kazakhs” (International Studies Program fellow). Hunting with eagles is a traditional form of falconry found throughout the Eurasian Steppe, practised by ancient Mongolic and Turkic peoples. Late Transition Years (2002-2009) In real life, eagle hunting is a tradition among the Kazakh nomads that is practiced throughout the year. December. Transnational Migration, Local Economic Change, and the Persistence and Adaptation of Rural Livelihoods: A Case Study of the Kazakh Diaspora in Western Mongolia.  Asian Ethnicity 11(2):209-228. In 1920, however, Kazakhstan was incorporated as an autonomous republic of the Soviet Union and in 1924 Mongolia became the second communist country in the world. Werner, Cynthia. 9 March 2010. 2013. April 2007. Barcus & Brede. Kipchak of Turkic descent, 2. 2015. Women’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Research Award, Women’s Studies Program, Texas A&M, 2006; “Returning Home: Gender, Migration and the Kazakh Diaspora in Mongolia.”, Werner. Werner & Emmelhainz, National Science Foundation Grant, 2009, Research Experience for Graduate Students (REG) Supplemental Grant to take graduate student Celia Emmelhainz to Mongolia. Where do the Mongolian Kazakhs live? Bayan-Ulgii is located in the Altai Mountain range and has the highest average elevation in Mongolia. 18 February 2010. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University and has taught at the University of Iowa and Pitzer College. Barcus & Werner. Currently her research is focused on Central Asia and Mongolia-Kazakhstan’s relations in Institute of International Affairs of the MAS. 2008. Many Mongolian Kazakhs also send children to work or to school in Ulaanbaatar, where there is a growing population of Kazakhs. Why are the Mongolian Kazakhs migrating to Kazakhstan? The Kazakhs were traditionally pastoral nomads, dwelling year-round in portable, dome-shaped tents (called gers, or yurts) constructed of dismountable wooden frames covered with felt. In Mongolia today, when Kazakhs refer to homeland, they use tugan jer to indicate native land and atameken and atajurt12 for ancestral homeland or motherland. About nine percent of the ethnic Mongols come from the Durbet, Dariganga, and other clans. KAZAKHS - MONGOLIA LESSON 2 - PEOPLE Cult-ED. School Counselors, Transnationalism, Migration & Immobility Amongst Mongolian Kazakhs, Social Mobility and Internal Migration of Mongolian Kazakhs. “Field Research Among the Kazakhs of Mongolia.” Kazakhstan State University.  Under socialism in Mongolia (1924-1989), the pastoral economy was collectivized and modern education, health care and public infrastructure including social welfare policies were implemented. Presentations at Professional Conferences. Admissions, International 2009 The Kazaks are a Turkic/Central Asian people who entered Mongolia to escape ethnic persecution from Russia. Ethnically, they are of Turkic descent, and are the second largest Muslim group of Central Asia. Dr. Cynthia Werner; www.cynthiawerner.com. She currently serves as a board member for the American Center for Mongolian Studies, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Studies (updated June 2018).  “Implications of Transnational Migration for Mongolian Kazakhs.”  Human Geography of Global Issues, GEOG111, March, 2009. Ed. Others will move up to four times, depending on the quality of the pasture in a given year.  Numbering over 100,000 in the 2000 Census, they comprise the largest ethnic minority in Mongolia, although only 4% of the total population. 2013. “Place Identity and Immobility Choices among Ethnic Minorities: Transitioning Landscapes in a Transnational Community”, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, April 2013. Barcus, H. Guest lecture. The Kazakhs of Western Mongolia: Transnational Migration from 1990-2008. Werner, Cynthia and Holly Barcus. Land without Fences? Barcus, H. Invited Guest Lecture. International Research and Travel Grant, International Programs, Texas A&M, 2008; “Mobility, Immobility, and Transnational Migration among Mongolian Kazakhs”, Werner.  She is the Past-President of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (2012-15). Las Vegas, Nevada. Eds. She now researches scholarly communications, research data management, and librarian professionalization in America and Kazakhstan (updated June 2018). In 2010, Mongolia's ethnic minority groups faced a number of challenges, as did the majority ethnic group, Khalks. Ethnic Kazakhs can be mistaken for Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkic peoples of Siberia but most closest people to them is the Kyrgyz. Werner, Cynthia and Celia Emmelhainz. The Kazakhs emerged in the 15th century from an amalgam of Turkic tribes who entered Transoxiana about the 8th century and of Mongols who entered the area in the 13th century. Families, U.S. 2015. Groups at various levels in the tribal hierarchy had chiefs, but only rarely was the Kazakh nation, or even one of the hordes, united under a single chief. Nagoya, Japan August 2013. Kazakhs are a proud people, intent on maintaining their culture, religion, and way of life. 19th Meeting of the International Geographical Union Commission on Rural Sustainability, Galway, Ireland. In the 19th century, the advance of the Russian Empire troops pushed Kazakhs to neighboring countries. An estimated five percent of Mongolian citizens are members of Turkic peoples, primarily Kazakhs and … 1.  The Kazakh language belongs to Turkic family of languages, and is the dominant language in Bayan-Ulgii.  While there, he completed independent research on the changing socio-cultural landscape of Mongolian Kazakh Islam and Muslim identity, which formed the basis for his senior honors thesis.  During the first period (1991-1996), which was characterized by economic crisis in both Mongolia and Kazakhstan, the government of Kazakhstan passed a series of immigration reforms to assist ethnic Kazakhs in returning to Kazakhstan. Barcus, H. Invited Lecture. GEOFEST Minnesota.  Mongolia is very sparsely settled. When the former USSR dissolved, and Kazakhstan declared independence, PRESIDENT Nazarbayev welcomed back the diasporic Kazakh community, including Kazakhs from Mongolia. Maribor, Slovenia. In Sinkiang, however, many nomadic groups remain. Cynthia Werner, Mobility, Immobility and Return Migration: The Impact  of Transnational Migration on the Kazakh Diaspora in Mongolia. Since 1991, Kazakhstan one of three countries to repatriate kinsmen living abroad (the others are Germany and Israel). Besides the Mongols, Mongolia has one major non-Mongolian ethnic group, the Kazakhs.  In 2004, Holly Barcus and Cynthia Werner initiated a project in the western aimag of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia to better understand the on-going migration of Mongolian Kazakhs between Mongolia and Kazakhstan during the transition period between 1991 and 2010. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Werner. She graduated from the Nanhua University of Taiwan in 2010, with a Master of Arts degree in International Relations – Asia Pacific Studies 2010. 17th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems, 2009. Migration Decision-Making, Culture, and Trans-National Identities: A Case Study of the Mongolian Kazakh Diaspora. Barcus, H. Invited Lecture. Contemporary Mongolia: Transitions, Development and Social Transformations.  These political shifts significantly transformed cultural practices and economic structures within the two countries. Our study site in Mongolia – a brief geographic overview Thirdly, people are not trying to say Kazakhs have nothing to do with Mongol Empire or Genghis Khan/Chinggis Khan. Dzungaria was subjected to mass Kazakh settlement after the defeat of the Dzungars. (updated July 2018). Bayan-Olgii is a unique place in Mongolia, home of the Kazakh ethnic group. Invited conference. Barcus, Holly. Migration Decision-Making, Culture, and Transnational Identities: A Case Study of the Mongolian Kazakh Diaspora.  While the pastoral economy plays an important role in the economy of Bayan-Ulgii, trade and tourism have also emerged as the border crossings between Mongolia and China and Russia have increased and as air transport and tourism have increased in Mongolia more generally. Kazakhs from the Kazakh Khanates were among the peoples who moved into the depopulated Dzungaria. The Kazakhs are a Turkic ethnic group who mainly inhabit the Ural Mountains and northern parts of Central and East Asia (largely Kazakhstan, but also parts of Russia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and China) in Eurasia. Calculate how many people belong to the Kazakh culture. Students, Connect with “Ethnographic Research Among the Kazakhs of Mongolia.” Texas A&M Anthropological Society. 1863-1890.  In 1997, the Agency of Migration and Demography was developed as part of the 1997 Law on Migration and Population to assist migrants and to streamline citizenship procedures across different groups of oralman. Corrections? She worked as a research assistant with this project from May 2006 to July 2010.  Essentially, three distinct periods of migration are identifiable and correspond with both macro-scale changes such as changes in economic conditions and immigration policies.  “Implications of Transnational Migration for Mongolian Kazakhs.”  Human Geography of Global Issues, GEOG111, February, 2009. Today it is practised by Kazakhs and the Kyrgyz in contemporary Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as diasporas in Bayan … The diet consisted largely of milk products supplemented by mutton. Most Kazakh Mongolians speak Kazakh and are Muslim; some never learn the Mongolian … The Mongolian Kazakhs During the study period, local schools taught in either Mongolian or Kazakh (this has since changed). 25 October 2008. Scythians of Iran descent, (Also Sakas, Sarmatians, and Massagets). 2010. 2016. University of Minnesota, 26 March 2010. Kazakh herding families in Mongolia today are considered semi-nomadic. San Francisco, California. They distinguish themselves from Mongolians by speaking Kazakh and practising Islam; most Mongolians are Buddhist. She graduated from Mongolian National University in Linguistics and completed a Masters Degree in Real Estate Land Economics. 2011.  Geographische Rundschau: International Edition 3:4-10. Barcus, H.R. Many Mongolian Kazakhs also send children to work or to school in Ulaanbaatar, where there is a growing population of Kazakhs. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. While nearly 1 million Mongolians were living in Ulaanbaatar, the remaining 1 million were dispersed across the country.  Her undergraduate degree is Geographist and Geographical Teacher from Mongolia National University in 2004. She also studied Linguistics in Russia to improve her language skills in 2008. Geographers and anthropologists have long investigated the causes and consequences of migration from multiple spatial and temporal scales. Kazakh, also spelled Kazak, an Asiatic Turkic-speaking people inhabiting mainly Kazakhstan and the adjacent parts of the Uighur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang in China. “Nomads and Transnational Migration: Reflections on Fieldwork and Community Change in Western Mongolia.  By 1989, the Kazakh population grew to approximately 120,000 individuals. Celia Emmelhainz is the anthropology and qualitative research librarian at University of California, Berkeley. But Kazakh does not have the difficulties that inflecting languages have with grammatical gender and multiple systems of declension and conjugation. 651-696-6000, Parents & This period also witnessed a rapid and important change in the freedom of movement both within Mongolia and across borders. 96% are Mongolian and 4% are Kazakhs, also known as eagle hunters. Kazakhs (Qazaqs, Kazaks) are a Turkic-speaking people living in several modern countries including (but not limited to) Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia. 105th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 14-17 November 2008. Barcus. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2017.1401042.  Human Geography of Global Issues, GEOG111, February, 2009.  The Kazakh population is predominantly Muslim. 20 November 2009. What is Kazakh eagle hunting is like, and what does a competition entail? The Kazakhs believe themselves to be descended from a progenitor who had three sons from whom sprang the main divisions of the Kazakhs: the Great, Middle, and Little hordes (ordas) that occupied the eastern, central, and western parts, respectively, of what became the Kazakh khanate and is now Kazakhstan. Kazakhs account for only about 0.4% of Mongolia's population, while Mongolian ethnic groups make up 95%. November 19-23, 2008. Kazakh ethnic group in Mongolia. Thus tugan jer has been used primarily in the context of the Amangul Shugatai is a researcher at the Department of Regional Studies, Institute of International Affairs at the Mongolian Academy of Science. The Kazakhs of Mongolia are culturally and ethnically different from Mongolians with language and religion as the two primary cultural markers. Discovering a sense of well-being through the revival of Islam: Profiles of Kazakh Imams in western Mongolia. Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated to the region by the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. At the end of the 20th century there were roughly 7,600,000 in Kazakhstan and about 1,200,000 in China (mainly in Sinkiang), with small numbers in Uzbekistan, Russia, and Mongolia.  Globalization and Local Livelihood Change in Western Mongolia. $5,950. Migration decision-making, culture, and trans-national identities: A case study of the Mongolian Kazakh diaspora. Felt made the tent snug inside and out and was used for cloaks. ELLA KELLEHER WRITES — Many are already aware of how the Uyghur people are interned at “reeducation” camps in Xinjiang, the Western province of China. The Kazakh population is largely clustered in the far western province of Mongolia, Bayan-Ulgii Aimag, with the second and third largest clusters in Hovd Aimag and Ulaanbaatar. Those within the quota qualify for additional assistance, including housing, transportation of family and goods from origin to destination and a lump sum allowance for each family member. Keynote Lecture for Museum Exhibit Opening. Approximately 94 percent of the population of Mongolia are ethnic Mongols, mainly from the Khalkha clan.  Implications of Transnational Migration for Mongolian Kazakhs. Barcus, Holly. Barcus, Holly. Werner, C, Emmelhainz, C.*, H. Barcus. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2011.  The soum center of this arid and mountainous province is Ulgii, a town of approximately 30,000 people. Faculty Research Enhancement Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M, 2005 “From an Imagined Homeland to Immediate Needs: Social Networks, Gender and the Migration of Kazakhs from Mongolia to Kazakhstan”, 2004 20 November 2009. and Cynthia Werner. Omissions? “Modern Nomads: Transnational Migration and the Kazakh Diaspora of Western Mongolia. Stipendiary Fellow, Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M, 2008-09; “Mobility, Immobility, and Transnational Migration among Mongolian Kazakhs” (Anthropology Department fellow). Brede, Namara*, Holly R. Barcus, Cynthia Werner. In Mongolia, the Kazakhs form one of the largest minorities, representing around four per cent of the total Mongolian population. For these reasons, they don't tend to intermingle or intermarry with other ethnic groups in Mongolia. The Kazakhs mainly live in the Altai Mountains. Few realize, however, that ethnic Kazakhs have also been subjected to the same mass extermination and forced labor. The Kazakhs are the second largest ethnic group in Mongolia after the Khalkhs, with 105,000 people comprising 5% of the population. This website provides an overview of our work during the 2004-2010 period and the people who have helped us understand the dynamic relationships between gender, economics, identity, and geo-politics that shape the complex decision-making processes and outcomes of transnational migration in this region.  While many move with their families, others join extended family relations in Kazakhstan for the duration of their education. The Kazakhs of Western Mongolia: Transnational Migration from 1990-2008. $1,000. Teaching about the Geography and Cultures of Asia is the Middle Grades, a development workshop for teachers, sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Center. During this period, the quota declined from 3,000 families during the early transition period, to approximately 500 in 1999-2000, jumping again to 2,655 by 2002. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Ph.D. from Kansas State University, both in Geography. Cawley, M. Bicalho, A.M.S.M., and Laurens, L. Galway National University Press, pp.143-151. Invited Lecture. Aid & Tuition, Admitted  The Kazakh population is concentrated in the western province of Bayan-Ulgii, a region physically separated from Kazakhstan by a 47-60 km mountainous stretch of Chinese and Russian territory.  When the USSR dismantled, 73 million people found themselves living outside the political unit that they viewed as their ethno-national homeland. Bryan, Texas. Barcus, H.R. Barcus, H. Guest lecture. Early Transition Years (1991-1996) Since 2006, we have been assessing the migration situation of Mongolian Kazakhs. 2015. From wrestlers as wedding entertainment to bona fide eagle hunters, photographer Susan Portnoy captures a world steeped in tradition and virtually untouched by modern times. Barcus, Holly. The Kazakh language belongs to Turkic family of languages, and is the dominant language in Bayan-Ulgii. Why do some Mongolian Kazakhs stay in Mongolia? American Anthropologist 117(2): 257-271. Kazakhs constitute 1. Keynote Lecture for Internationalism Week. From 2006-2009, we worked to assess the migration situation of Mongolian Kazakhs.  While migration flows have fluctuated since 1991, over 71,000 Mongolian Kazakhs have migrated to Kazakhstan in the post-Soviet period. Werner, Cynthia. Mongolian is the language of inter-ethnic communication and official language of government and business. During socialism and even more rapidly since 1989, there has been a gradual transformation of gender roles and gender relations. and C. Werner. The governments of each country sought to collective and sedentarize the nomadic populations under socialism. Werner. Mongolia and Kazakhstan living comparison. Naiman of Mongol descent, (also Khereid, Jalayr, Khongirad, Khatagin), 3. 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