Author(s): Mehmet TRKMEN* Ulanbek AL?MOV**

The archery, shooting and wrestling sports are the main values for Turkish Communities. This study examines to investigate an ancient equestrian sport composed of archery and shooting is called “camb? atmay”. In Asian geography, the silver ingot is used by the ancient Chinese and ancient Turkic Communities instead of money is called ‘cambi’. This silver tied to the tail of the horse is hung on a pole at a height of 3-5 meters. This silver tied to the tail of the horse is hung on a pole at a height of 3-5 meters. This sport is well known as “camb? atmay” in Kyrgyz, as “Jambu atu” in Kazakhs, as “alt?n kabak” in Uzbek and Uighurs and as “kabak” in Tajiks. This sport has undergone developmental processes in the last hundred years. Since the Kyrgyz community has the most deep-rooted history and a rich traditional background among the Turkish Communities, the game “camb? atmay” was taken to the center of this research. The communities of Central Asia were limited to their geography. In this study, what happened to the motive aspects of the cambi shooting, in the meantime, the inputs or outputs of nationalization brought by globalization? What is the situation today? This study intended to seek answers to such questions. In this study, descriptive identification and comparison method was used. Arrow idols or deer were drawn instead of cambi to the target. Kazakhstan named it “Kazakistan Jambu atu” United Nations in UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016. At present time, the game "cambu atu" remains modest. The game of “camb? atmay” with its defined style was played until the middle of XX the century. Between 1950 and 1991, firearms were used instead of arrows in the game.


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