44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Traditional cuisine of Finnugor language relatives – part III. The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra is a federal subject of Russia with a population of 1.5 million. The Khanty and Mansi people native to the region are known collectively as the Ob Ugric people. Local languages, Khanty and Mansi, are distant relatives to Hungarian and part of the Ugric branch of Finno-Ugric languages. Hungarian ethnographic researcher and linguist Ruttkay-Miklián Eszter whose husband is Khanty, tells about Khanty traditional cuisine – a mainstay of which is boiled meat which is removed from the liquid and eaten separately, then one dips bread in, and eats the left over liquid. By Juhász Katalin.