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Tatars
Tatarlar / Татарлар
Ayaz IskhakiRuslan Chagaev
Şihabetdin MärcaniPyotr Gavrilov
Gabdulkhay AkhatovDinara Safina
Diniyar BilyaletdinovĞabdulla Tuqay
Total population

ca. 6.8 million[source?]

Regions with significant populations
 Russia :
 Uzbekistan 467,829 [2]
 Kazakhstan 203,371 [3]
 Ukraine 73,304 [4]
 Turkmenistan 36,355 [5]
 Kyrgyzstan 31,500 [source?]
 Tajikistan 19,000 [source?]
 China 5,064 [6]
Languages
Tatar, Russian
Religions
Sunni Islam majority, Russian Orthodox minority

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.

History

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.

Sources