Tozhu Tuvans

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Tozhu Tuvans
Тугалар / Тухалар
Tozhu Tuvan.jpg
a Tozhu Tuvan man, Iy (Ий) River, 1897
Total population
(4.442 (2002)[1])
Regions with significant populations
 Russia 1,858[2]
Tuvan, Russian
Tibetan Buddhism ("Lamaism"), Tengrism
Related ethnic groups
Tuvans, Dukhans, Tofalar, Soyots, several other Turkic peoples and Uriankhai Mongols

The Tozhu Tuvans, Tozhu Tuvinians, Todzhan Tuvans or Todzhinians (own name: Тугалар Tugalar or Тухалар Tukhalar; Russian Тувинцы-тоджинцы Tuvintsy-todzhintsy, Тоджинцы Todzhintsy) are a Turkic subgroup of the Tuvans living in Todzhinsky District of Tuva Republic. The Tozhu Tuvans are reindeer herders.[3]


The language of Tozhu Tuvan people is a subdialect of Eastern (or Northeastern) dialect of Tuvan language.


  1. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2009-12-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity (Russian)
  3. Информация о тоджинцах на сайте Совета Федерации РФ


  • Chadamba, Z. B. Тоджинский диалект тувинского языка (The Tozhu dialect of the Tuvan language). Kyzyl: Tuvknigoizdat, 1974
  • Вайнштейн 1961 – Вайнштейн С.И. Тувинцы-тоджинцы. Историко-этнографические очерки. - М., 1961.
  • Donahoe 2002 - Donahoe B. "Hey, You! Get offa my Taiga!" : comparing the sense of property rights among the Tofa and Tozhu-Tyva. – Halle/Saale: Max Planck Inst. for Social Anthropology Working Paper Series No. 38, 2002.
  • Donahoe 2004 - Donahoe B. A line in the Sayans: history and divergent perceptions of property among the Tozhu and Tofa of South Siberia. - Bloomington : Indiana University, 2004.
  • Donahoe 2006 - Donahoe B. Who owns the Taiga?: inclusive vs. exclusive senses of property among the Tozhu and Tofa of southern Siberia. - In Sibirica (5:1), 2006. - P.87-116.
  • Донахо 2008 – Донахо Б. Тувинцы-тоджинцы: очерк современной культуры // Тюркские народы Восточной Сибири / Отв. ред. Д.А. Функ, Н.А. Алексеев. М., 2008. С. 186-204.