Zieme P. Some Notes on the Ethnic Name Tarjut (Tangut) in Turkic Sources // Тангуты в Центральной Азии: Сборник статей в честь 80-летия профессора Е.И.Кычанова. М.: Восточная литература, 2012. С. 461―468.
The name of the powerful Kingdom of 西夏 Xi-Xia (982–1227) in the
indigenous sources was treated several times by the jubilee himself. In his book
of 2008 the jubilee gives a survey on the history and culture of the Xi-Xia
(Taŋut), i.e. on the sources that mention the name Taŋut in non-Taŋut languages.1 In
my contribution in honour of the highly esteemed scholar I would like to present
some Old Uighur texts as well as to make some remarks on the name taŋut used in the
Turkic sources. Although many scholars regard the etymology of the term taŋut as
settled insofar as the first component of the Chinese designation 党項 Dang Xiang is
explained as its etymon, others do not. R. Dunnell discusses in great detail the
historical sources where the name taŋut is attested. Chinese sources mention the
tribe of the Taŋut for earlier periods, e.g. in the 7th c. ...