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татар теле / tatar tele / تاتار تيلی
Native to Russia, other post-Soviet states
Ethnicity Tatars
Native speakers 6.5 million  (2002)[1]
Language family
Writing system Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic
Official status
Official language in  Tatarstan (Russia)
Regulated by Institute of Language, Literature and Arts of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan
Language codes
ISO 639-1 tt
ISO 639-2 tat
ISO 639-3 tat

The Tatar language is a Turkic language that is spoken by Tatar people. The Tatar language is the official language of Tatarstan.


  1. Tatar at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)