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Samples of Teleut’s Riddles

Abstract: Riddles surviving today have traces from many common cultural characteristics in Turkic cultures. In this context, although they live in different geographical areas, it becomes more of an issue to compile folklore materials of Turkic communities with many common elements. In this study, we focused on some of the riddles of Teleuts, a Turkish community under the threat of endangerment. These riddles are arranged in an alphabetical order and translated into modern Turkish. In addition, an outline of the studies on Teleut riddles are included in the present study.

Keywords: Teleut riddles, riddle, riddle tradition, Teleuts, Teleut language, tabışqaq

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