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Tatars
Tatarlar / Татарлар
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Ayaz Iskhaki • Ruslan Chagaev
Şihabetdin Märcani • Pyotr Gavrilov
Gabdulkhay Akhatov • Dinara Safina
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov • Ğabdulla Tuqay
Total population
ca. 6.8 million
Regions with significant populations
 Russia : 5,310,649
 Uzbekistan 467,829
 Kazakhstan 203,371
 Ukraine 73,304
 Turkmenistan 36,355
 Kyrgyzstan 31,500
 Tajikistan 19,000
 China 5,064
Languages
Tatar, Russian
Religion
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.

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