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Tatars are a Turkic-speaking ethnic group. Most Tatars live in Russia (forming the majority in Tatarstan), as well as in such countries as Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, Romania, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

Tatars
Tatarlar / Татарлар
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Ayaz IskhakiRuslan Chagaev
Şihabetdin MärcaniPyotr Gavrilov
Gabdulkhay AkhatovDinara Safina
Diniyar BilyaletdinovĞabdulla Tuqay
Total population
ca. 6.8 million[source?]
Regions with significant populations
 Russia : 5,310,649[1]
 Uzbekistan467,829[2]
 Kazakhstan203,371[3]
 Ukraine73,304[4]
 Turkmenistan36,355[5]
 Kyrgyzstan31,500[source?]
 Tajikistan19,000[source?]
 China5,064[6]
Languages
Tatar, Russian
Religion
Sunni Islam majority, Russian Orthodox minority

HistoryEdit

Russian historian D. Iskhakov wrote in 2000:“the real history of Tatars, of the people in every respect historical, is not written yet”. However, a book by independent Tatar historian Galy Yenikeyev about the unwritten history of the Tatars [1] claims to have new facts.

SourcesEdit

  1. Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity (Russian)
  2. "Uzbekistan – Ethnic minorities" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  3. Агентство Республики Казахстан по статистике: Численность населения Республики Казахстан по отдельным этносам на 1 января 2012 года stat.kz
  4. "About number and composition population of Ukraine by data All-Ukrainian census of the population 2001". Ukraine Census 2001. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  5. Asgabat.net-городской социально-информационный портал :Итоги всеобщей переписи населения Туркменистана по национальному составу в 1995 году.
  6. National Bureau of Statistics of China- Data from 1990 cencus :Geographic distribution of minority nationalities