“Fine horses and fierce eagles are the wings of the Kazakh”

KAZAKH

The Kazakhs are the descendants of Turkic, Mongolic and Indo-Iranian indigenous groups and Huns that populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea. They are a semi-nomadic people and have lived in the mountains and valleys of western Mongolia with their herds since the 19th century.

 

The ancient art of eagle hunting is one of many traditions and skills that the Kazakh people have been able to hold on to for the last decades. They rely on their clan and herds, believing in pre-Islamic cults of the sky, the ancestors, fire and the supernatural forces of good and evil spirits.

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