Spatial Orientations of Nomads’ Lifestyle and Culture

Kaliakbarova Lyailya1, Smakova Zaure2, Kossanova Aigul3, Yermanov Zhanat4, Mashimbayeva Ainur5, Zhussupova Saule6

1PhD, Department of Music Education, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan. Email:

2Docent, Art History, Department of Kobyz and Accordion, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan.

3Docent, Department of Folk Singing, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan.

4Associate Professor Of Conservatory, Department Of Wind And Percussion Instruments, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan.

5Docent, Social and Human Sciences, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan.

6PhD, Department of Music Education, KNC under Kurmangazy, ?lmaty, Kazakhstan.

  Volume 10, Number 2, 2018 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v10n2.03

Received October 14, 2017; Revised January 30, 2018; Accepted February 12, 2018; Published May 06,  2018.


The nomad’s model of the world is reasonable and rational; comprehending the universal laws, it often extrapolates its own qualities and structures to surrounding world (up to the cosmic scales). In creating the picture of a real world, the nomad endows it with meanings and values that go far beyond the ordinary everyday life. The aim of our research involves not only the depth of the study of certain aspect of historical and cultural era, but also the determination of the field of culture, where ‘everything and everyone is connected’. It involves the determination of the role of nomadic spiritual culture in the world culture; the analysis of religion of the ancient Turks Tengrism; the relationship and mutual enrichment of Tengrism with a complex, multi-element nomadic culture. Without the study of cosmogonic conceptions of nomadic world, it is impossible to comprehend the spirituality, complex worldview of the ancient Turks.

Keywords: Tengrism, nomadic, Turks, culture, worldview