Inner Asia %28Tuva%29 - C lic k icon to ad p ic tu re Inner...

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Unformatted text preview: C lic k icon to ad p ic tu re Inner Asia Inner Asia Inner Asia Inner Asia: Mongolia, Siberia (including Tuva), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan* shared characteristics: inner landlocked, steppe pastureland mobile pastoralism (nomadism) animism (nature worship), particularly around the Altai mountains *Tibet and Nepal are often also sometimes included in Inner Asia Amazing facts: Mongolia population: 2.7 million area: 604,000 square miles (17th in the world) population density: 4.5 people/sq. mile Largest cities: Ulaanbaatar: 1.031 million people Erdenet: 74,300 people Darhan: 72,400 people Cojbalsan: 44,361 people Republic of Tuva politically part of Russia culturally closely related to Mongolia traditionally nomadic herders, hunters was very briefly an independent country (1920s-30s) annexed by the Soviet Union in 1944 Tuva nomadic tradition animism (nature worship) home to a very unusual way of singing: xmei - throat-singing singing two notes at one time timbral listening Mimesis in Tuva...
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