An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires

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James Stuart Olson, Lee Brigance Pappas, Nicholas Charles Pappas, Nicholas C. J. Pappas
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - 840 pages
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In 1991, the centrifugal forces of ethnic nationalism destroyed the Soviet Union. Religious and ethnic issues will be the defining principles of political life in East Europe, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia for the next decade. Yet when most Americans and Europeans read, for instance, of the Ossetians and Ingush, they have no idea who these peoples are or why they are fighting. This volume will provide a ready reference for students, researchers, and librarians who are trying to sort out the political and social struggles in that part of the world. Focusing on ethnolinguistic groups rather than peoples with purely religious orientations, Olson provides entries on over 450 ethnic groups, with appropriate cross-references. Each entry concludes with references, and the volume includes a selected bibliography of English-language titles. The volume also includes a chronology, several appendixes providing statistical information, and an appendix essay on Islam in Russia and the Soviet Union.

 

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are concentrated demographically in the Kodor River valley of the
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Leninabad and Kuliab They still tend to marry endogamously but
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B
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BARGU BURYAT See BURYAT
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They became nominally Eastern Orthodox but privately the Uniate faith
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BYELY NOGAI See NOGAI
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CABARD See KABARD
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D
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V
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rest of the 1960s and 1970s when the American war
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w
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YAGE See YAGE DUNGAN and DUNGAN
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and antiRussian sentiment was strong Yakuts also realized that they
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ZABAIKAL COSSACK See TRANSBAIKAL COSSACK and COSSACK
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Appendix A
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Republic Ethnic Group Percentage of
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the Qaidaqlan are also known as the Kaidak Karakaitak and
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EASTERN EVEN See EVEN
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FARSI See PERSIAN
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GAGAUZ The Gagauz are a small Turkic tribe who do
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H
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I
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JAGNOB See YAGNOB and TAJIK
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K
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KYRGYZ KAISAK See KYRGYZ KAZAKH
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LAHAMUL See LAKHAMUL and SVANETIAN
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M
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was up from 157000 in 1970 The 1989 Soviet census
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of Markovo on the Anadyr River See RUSSIAN
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in such towns as Derbent and Buinaksk in Daghestan Baku
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N
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o
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PADAR The Padar are considered to be a subgroup of
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PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN SIBERIA The term Peoples of Southern
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Q
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R
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SAAMI See LAPP
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several thousand living in Azerbaijan The Shahseven are Shiite Moslems
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TABARASAN See TABASARAN
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TAZ TURUKHAN SELKUP The Taz Turukhan Selkup are the northern
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TYURK OF FERGHANA AND SAMARKAND 661
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u
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Appendix B
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Group 1926 1959 1970 1979 1989
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Group
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Group
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Group
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
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Appendix E
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9 LITHUANIAN SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
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Jewish Yevreyskaya Autonomous Oblast
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Appendix F
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Nationality
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Nationality Percent Vho Speak Percent Who Are Dominant Religion
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Nationality
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Nationality
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Appendix G
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Nationality
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Nationality
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Republic of Residence
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Nationality
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Appendix H
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Selected Bibliography of Titles
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Manning Clarence TwentiethCentury Ukraine 1951
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Concern Voiced About Six Million Ukrainians Condemned to
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JAMES S. OLSON is Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the author of many books, including The Indians of Central and South America: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary (Greenwood, 1991) and Dictionary of United States Economic History (Greenwood, 1992).

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