Talk:Altai Republic

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"Upper Altai Republic" redirects here, but upper or lower are not explained here. --Menchi 13:07, 17 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I was unable to locate the redirect page you are referring to.--Ëzhiki 14:11, Jun 17, 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, somebody did a TRICK! A pipe trick. :o) See Tuva. --Menchi 19:05, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)
From what I know "Upper Altai" in this context is a way of translation of the former name of this republic (Республика Горный Алтай), which literally means "Mountain(ous) Altai". The republic was renamed "Altai Republic" (Республика Алтай) in 1992, since "Altai" translates literally as "mountains", which thus makes the name redundant.
Upper Altai also means a part of Altai located in Russia (as opposed to Lower Altai in Mongolia), but clearly this is not what was meant in the Tuva article reference. It would be nice though if this information was added to the Altai article.
Hope this helps. I did change the reference in the Tuva article.--Ëzhiki 19:25, Jul 21, 2004 (UTC)
Very good info! But the article says before 1992, it was "Gorno-Altai", is Gorno the same as Республика? --Menchi 02:45, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

to Menchi: Gorno means Upper.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Actually, it means "mountain". The reason for the name change was because "Altai" already means "Mountains of Gold", so they droped the "gorno-" part altogether ("mountainous mountains of gold" sounds horrible). And I have just noticed that the original question is a year and a half old...—Ëzhiki (ërinacëus amurënsis) 20:42, 10 April 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't this article be renamed to Altay Republic? If both the Russian and Altay transliterations give Altay, then why is the article named Altai?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Baristarim (talkcontribs).

Because the name of the article is based not on transliteration, but on prevalent English usage. There are other concerns as well.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 15:32, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Festivals in Altai Reublic?[edit]

—…Pl––‘Please let me know of any folk-type festivals in Altai Republic. I am a storyteller/mythologist/musician and would love to take part in your indigenous festivals. Reply to Brian Hungerford, —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:11, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Have you checked the official website?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 14:22, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Connection to China[edit]

Are there any routes to China from Altai Republic, via Aktash, Russia (in Altai Republic)? I read about a checkpoint somewhere. --Anatoli (talk) 00:58, 26 February 2009 (UTC)