Study of the Heritage of Korkyt in the Turkic World

  •  Tynysbek Kongyratbay    
  •  Maira S. Sultanova    
  •  Nartai S. Bekmoldinov    
  •  Bolat Zh. Ospanov    
  •  Kalzhan T. Kongyratbay    


This article studies the outstanding historical personality of Korkyt, his heritage in music and literature. Researches related to Korkyt, conducted by Turkic scientists analyzed, including popular tales and myths, “Korkyt baba’s book”. There were new suggestions to find out him as a zhyrau and his musical heritage. Especially a complex issue whether the real existence of Korkyt was true or he was only folklore personage and about the real period of Korkyt’s life has been aroused based on ethno geographic uprising of the oghyz tribe.

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