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Living with the Darhad - everyday life

Living with the Darhad  - everyday life
Key Info
  • Living with the Darhad - everyday life
  • Duration: 02:45
  • Wrestling and horse-riding are part of everyday life for the Darhad people. The Darhad typically live in isolated nomadic groups. They depend almost entirely on their horses as a form of transport and to look after their herds of animals. Basic horsemanship is therefore an essential skill and Darhad children are taught how to handle a horse at a very early age. Explorer Bruce Parry tries a bout of wrestling, but takes to horse-riding much more easily. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Asia, community, herder, Mongolia, nomad, environment, animals, anthropology, ethnicity, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to list their initial impressions of life with the Darhad people.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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