A fantastic Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University, courtesy of Renee. There are Narratives, Music, Epics (Alpamysh, Dede Korkut, Manas, you name it), and much more, mostly in pdf or mp3 files. Enjoy.


  1. This is really a treasure trove. They’ve also scanned a number of great 19th century/early 20th century books – including Russian translations and transcriptions of Kazakh and Kyrgyz folktales, a Cagatay dictionary and early Russian and German anthropological and folklore studies of Central Asia.

  2. I’m glad somebody finally appreciated it!

  3. I just found it. After years of thinking about it, I’m finally getting around to studying Turkish. I wish this sort of thing had been available in the early 90s back when I was trying to learn Kazakh, even in Kazakhstan it was difficult finding any decent material.
    [Posted by Vanya at February 1, 2006 05:09 PM; accidentally deleted by LH in September and restored from cache.]

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