Kyrgyz way of life

Kyrgyz way of life

Leaving behind the last remains of former great power by 1293 Kyrgyz for many years lived without their statehood. The attempts by Muhhammed-Kyrgyz (Tagai-biy) at the beginning of 16th century, by Kubat-biy and Azhi-biy in the middle of 18th century, by Ormon-khan and Alymbek-datka, in the middle of 19th century aimed in Kyrgyz's integration, failed. Living without statehood and domicile living and for preserving of independence and ethnic originality, the Kyrgyz were forced to strictly keep to principles and rules of tribalism living in Kyrgyzstan.

The tribal principles started its formation in the gregarious epoch of mankind. Struggling with nature, predators and alike, survivors were gregarious. With the time being, herds transformed into constant collectives, based on blood relations kins or clans. Some clans, sharing one territory and speaking the same language, formed a tribe.

Later on, turning from appropriating (fruits, and roots collections, hunting) to production house hold (agriculture, cattle-breeding) especially with adoption of sedentary way of life blood relatives were being changed by neighboring groups. Although in many agricultural relations of our planet, the skilful utilization and smart application and modernization of working tools resulted in rather advanced social organization of the Australian aborigines, the African Bushmen, stayed unchanged.

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