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Всю жизнь мечтала посетить это чудесное место - озеро Байкал. Даже Мальдивы не так манили, как это загадочное озеро. И вот, на день рождения мои...

Удивительное во всех отношениях место. Это Мекка для тех, кто умеет чувствовать величие природы. Прозрачный, кристально чистый лед, изумительные,...

I visited Olkhon for the first time last summer. Now I can say that the beginning of summer, a great time of year to explore the island, since there...

History of the word "Baikal"

The origin of the name of the lake is definitely not established. The most widespread versions of an origin of a toponym "Baikal" are given below:

Bai Sack (Turkoman.) — rich lake
Baygaal-Dalai (монг.) — rich fire
Beng-Hai (whale.) — North Sea
The first Russian zemleprokhodets of Siberia used the Evenki name "Lama" (sea). From the second half of the 17th century Russians pass to the name accepted at the Buryat — "Baygaal" (it is said as "Beygkhel"). At the same time they have linguistically adapted him for the language, having replaced characteristic for the Buryat of "" on more habitual for Russian "to" therefore there was finally a modern name.

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