Altaians

Population of Altai

Resident of the Altai, RussiaLegendary artist Nikolay Roerich who has visited these places, studying Buddhism roots, and has made them famous all over the world, called Altai a huge copper in which throughout millenniums ancient ethnos and cultures have replaced each other.

Indeed, this region became the centre of Great migration of people, which begun in I century of our era. From here ancestors of the Asian people – Oghuz, Uigurs, Kipchaks etc, begun their aggressive procession to Europe, Central and East Asia. Modern Altaians – representatives of Mongoloids – were generated on the basis of these ancient Turkic tribes too.