The Nogai (Nogaies) were a nomadic, warlike branch of the Tartars who lived on the steppes of South Russia when the Mennonites founded the Molotschna settlement there, and who resented their coming because they occupied a number of Nogai meadows. The Nogai, in revenge, became guilty of theft, and on one occasion murdered four Mennonite men. The government then interfered and compelled the Nogai to abandon their nomadic life. They later became friends with the Mennonites. In 1860 the group immigrated to Turkey.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 265.
Cite This Article
Braun, Abraham. "Nogai People." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Feb 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nogai_People&oldid=141114.
Braun, Abraham. (1957). Nogai People. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 February 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nogai_People&oldid=141114.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 890. All rights reserved.
©1996-2018 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.