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The name Yakut came from the Manchurzshk word "yaku". Yakuts are from the ancient Turkic Taifa Sakha (Sak). Later theycarriedanamesagayskTatars.

The name Yakut came from the Manchurzshk word "yaku". Yakuts are from the ancient Turkic Taifa Sakha (Sak). LatertheycarriedanamesagayskTatars.

  They are subordinated to Russia. They live in the Far East, near the River Lena. They call themselves Sakha. The Russians divide them into Batalinsk and Hellenic. Their ancestors are the Krasnoyarsk Tatars or sagaysk, Omogaybay and Ellie. Omogaybay were the first who came to this land. Hearing that Omogaybay became the khan of these lands, the Ellie decided to came here as well and married on of the daughters of Omogaybay. Dissatisfied with this marriage, Omogaybay gave them the worthless mare instead of corbeille. Subsequently Ellie became rich and got the numerous offspring. According to the historian Priklonsky, Omogaybay had only one son, Baragay. From Baraga-Batele, Keltagay, Tobik. They formed Bayangantay Ulus. Ellie had six sons. The eldest son Labengasurik was the first shaman (bahsi) in this area. The second son Hadath Hangalas. His descendants is the Hangalas Ulus. Descendants of the third son Zhonzhagly formed the Baturos Ulus. The fourth son Molotoy Orkhon-ulus megen. The fifth son Daladarhan. From him – Burgun Sharta, Sordash Dopson. From them the ulus Borgon, Dopson. The sixth son Khatan Khamaltay. HisulusisNam.

Yakuts came to this land, apparently, in 1200. They called their tribes Bes anauys, sometimes Zhun. Zhun means "people". In the old days, each clan had its special Yakut cry, tamgu. Now they are almost all forgotten. Survived only a few, for example, the cry of the Kolomna Yakuts, barilas or the golden eagle. The well-known cries are, sasyl (fox), ose (Bear), sholshen (Sholpan-venera), es (ish - interior) Taragai (pelvis - bald), etc.

From the book of Shakarim Kudayberdy-uly "Genealogy of Turks, Kyrgyz, Kazakhs and their Khan dynasties". Translation by B. Kairbekov. Alma-Ata, Dastan JV, 1990