THE SELENGA BURYATS IN 19TH CENTURY: ETHNIC COMPOSITION AND SETTLEMENT (NORTH AND CENTRAL AREAS)
Nanzatov B. Z.
The article continues the cycle of works devoted to the study of the ethnic composition of the Buryat departments of the 19th century. The largest department in terms of population was the Selenga Steppe Duma. The ethnic composition of the population settled in the northern and central areas is presented. The ethnic composition of the Northern Areal of the Selenga Buryats shows that its population has absorbed various ethnic elements, mainly from Western Buryatia, the basis of which was Qudai, Upper Lena and Ida Buryats. In the central range, in addition to the West Buryat tribes, the tribes arrived from different parts of Mongolia, or through it were presented. The basis of the population of this part of the Selenga Buryat were the tribes of qaranut, šono, qurumši, gotol, qatagin, atagan, üzön, buian, šaraldai, abaganat etc.