Orochony

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Orochony

 

(also Orochi; from Evenki own, “reindeer”), the prerevolutionary name for a number of Reindeer Evenki groups living to the east of Lake Baikal (Evenki of present-day Baunt Raion of the Buriat ASSR and of the northern regions of Chita and Amur oblasts). The Oroki of Sakhalin Island are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Orochony.

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