Thank you for a very interesting question.
TWO DIFFERENT NAMES OF ONE NATION?
"Tarchan or Darhan means Prince or Leader in many Turkish languages
(and also Smith)."
The Buyrats Tradition and Culture
"By the end of the 19th century "white" smiths's work reached its
fullest flower in Buryatia and in its main techniques and forms has
come down to our days..."
"Almost in every aimak (district) there were darhans, sometimes
several of them lived in one and the same ulus (village) as far back
as the mid 20th century. Darhans of Zakamna, Dzhida, Tunka and Oka
aimaks were famous for their skill. Eravna's smiths were known for
their techniques of silvering over blued iron, Kizhinga were known for
its saddlers, Mukhorshibir?for its casters.
The exceptionally high status of a smith (darhan) at all times
depended on the fact that he was to some extent a creator, able to
modify the form of a knife-haft, and that was in the opinion of
nomads, a sign from the sky, the gift of Heaven. The invention of iron
itself is a genuine miracle, the embodiment of the creative power of
EINSTEIN, PLANCK, LAWS OF NATURE AND RELATED THINGS IN ONE OF POUL
ANDERSON'S PARALLEL UNIVERSES - B. Lukács
"It is strange for me. In Magyar/Hungarian mythology (I mean,
pre-Christian one) blacksmiths do have superhuman mental/religious
strength. Among Turkish the title of Tarkhans (in Mongolian Darhan)
mean simultaneously Smith, Duke and Military Leader. The great revolt
of Turks in the Altai Mountain against the Avars was lead by a Grey
Wolf (Boz Kurt) and by a Smith. For a Magyar Iron would seem more
magical than mere Copper or Flint."
[scroll to near bottom of page for english translation of words]
"Darham = Silver Coin"
BookRags.com - Darhan -World History Study Guide
The city of Darhan is the third largest city in Mongolia.
"Beginning with the building of a reinforced concrete factory, which
contributed to further development, the city grew quickly and by 1990
had reached a population of 70,000. The population is as young as the
city, with 90 percent of all inhabitants under the age of thirty-five
(in 1990). Construction workers and specialists from other socialist
countries?as far away as Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic
Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary?played a large part in the
city's rapid growth. For this reason, Darhan is known as the "town of
Darhan name meaning
darhan + smith