On the Writings in Yakut Olonkho Heroic Epic


  • Marina Gogoleva
  • Ruslan Anisimov




olonkho, epic sphere, characters, ancient traces, stone columns, heaven archives


The article focuses on the writings mentioned in Yakut olonkho heroic epic. The authors have identified and analyzed typical examples taken from regional types of olonkho. The authors assert that the Yakut olonkho epics have preserved traces of the ancient Turkic tribes’ writing system.


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How to Cite

Gogoleva, M., & Anisimov, R. (2021). On the Writings in Yakut Olonkho Heroic Epic. Philologia, 12(1), 65–73. https://doi.org/10.18485/philologia.2014.12.12.6



Nauka o književnosti/Literary Studies