AN OVERVIEW OF THE "MAMAY EPIC" OF THE NOGAY TURKS
NOGAY TÜRKLERİNİN MAMAY DESTANI’NA GENEL BİR BAKIŞ

Author : Pervin ÇETİN
Number of pages : 257-277

Abstract

In this study, MamayEpic, which is one of the important epics of Nogay Turks, was handled in a general view. Throughout history, every society has its own way of life and literature. Nogay Turks also have a history and a literature from pastto present. Forth is reason, it is necessary to have information aboutt he history, geographicall ocations and literatures of Nogay Turks. Nogay Turks; Studies on who, from past to present, geographical locations, oral and written literatures are limited. Especially because there are no studies on epics that have an important place for a society, we cannot get information about these epics. Nowadays, the Noghais, who continue their existence in various regions, are trying to survive their own assets, histories and cultures. Epics, like other Turkish Societies, have an important place in Nogai literature. Edige Epic and Mamay epicare especially important in Nogai literature. The Mamay Epic, which is discussed in this study, is a heroic epic and includes the process of theNogays from the period of Mr. Musa to the period of Mamay. Studies on the Mamay Epic are limited.

Keywords

Nogai, Epic, Mamay Epic, language and style, motifs

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