Malynka, Oleksander

Malynka, Oleksander [Малинка, Олександер], b 19 August 1865 in Mryn, Nizhyn county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 22 May 1941 in Kyiv. Folklorist. A graduate of the Nizhyn Historical-Philological Institute (1890), he worked as a teacher in different regions of Ukraine and collected ethnographic materials. In the 1920s he was a research associate of the Ethnographic Commission of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He was interested particularly in the songs of lirnyks and kobzars. His works include studies of the Ukrainian wedding (1897), the Kupalo festival (1898), and baptism (1898); a collection of materials in Ukrainian folklore (1902); and a folk song collection based on the repertoires of the kobzars O. Vlasko and Demian Symonenko and the lirnyk A. Ivanytsky (1929).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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