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Sagsai District
Сагсай сум
Country Mongolia
Province Bayan-Ölgii Province
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Sagsai (Mongolian: Сагсай) is a sum (district) of Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia. It is primarily inhabited by ethnic Kazakhs (Altaic Kazakhs). The village is home to a large number of eagle hunters who use golden eagles to hunt foxes and hares.[1][2][3][4] Each year, Sagsai hosts the Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival on the last weekend of September to celebrate its heritage.[5]


Further reading[edit]

  • Soma, Takuya. 2012. ‘Horse-Riding Falconry in Altai-Kazakh Nomadic Society: Anthropological Researches in Summertime Activities of Falconers and Golden Eagle’. Japanese Journal of Human and Animal Relation 32: pp. 38–47.
  • Soma, Takuya. 2013. ‘Hunting Arts of Eagle Falconers in the Altai-Kazakhs: Contemporary Operations of Horse-Riding Falconry in Sagsai County, Western Mongolia’. Japanese Journal of Human and Animal Relation 35: pp. 58–66.
  • Soma, Takuya & Battulga, Sukhee. 2014. 'Altai Kazakh Falconry as Heritage Tourism: “The Golden Eagle Festival” of Western Mongolia', "The International Journal of Intangible Heritage vol. 9", edited by Alissandra Cummins, pp. 135–148. Seoul: The National Folk Museum of Korea. [1] 
  • Soma, Takuya. 2014. 'Current Situation and Issues of Transhumant Animal Herding in Sagsai County, Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia', E-journal GEO 9(1): pp. 102–119. [2]
  • Soma, Takuya. 2015. Human and Raptor Interactions in the Context of a Nomadic Society: Anthropological and Ethno-Ornithological Studies of Altaic Kazakh Falconry and its Cultural Sustainability in Western Mongolia. University of Kassel Press, Kassel (Germany) [ISBN 978-3-86219-565-7].
  • 相馬拓也 2012「アルタイ=カザフ鷹匠による騎馬鷹狩猟: イヌワシと鷹匠の夏季生活誌についての基礎調査」『ヒトと動物の関係学会誌(vol. 32)』: pp. 38–47.
  • 相馬拓也 2013「アルタイ=カザフ鷹匠たちの狩猟誌: モンゴル西部サグサイ村における騎馬鷹狩猟の実践と技法の現在」『ヒトと動物の関係学会誌(vol.35)』: pp. 58–66.
  • 相馬拓也 2014 「モンゴル西部バヤン・ウルギー県サグサイ村における移動牧畜の現状と課題」, 『E-Journal GEO vol. 9 (no. 1) 』: pp. 102–189
  • 日本放送協会(NHK). 2003. 『地球に好奇心:大草原にイヌワシが舞う~モンゴル・カザフ族 鷹匠の親子~』: NHKエンタープライズ(co-produced by 群像舎), 10:05-10:57 (13 December 2003), NHK-BS2 Television.
  • 日本放送協会(NHK). 2010. 『アジアンスマイル: 僕とイヌワシの冬物語~モンゴル・サグサイ村~』: NHKエンタープライズ(co-produced by 株式会社グループ現代), 18:30-18:50 (16 January 2010), NHK BS1 Television.

Coordinates: 48°54′42″N 89°38′59″E / 48.91167°N 89.64972°E / 48.91167; 89.64972