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Mishar Tatars

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Mishar Tatars

Mishar Tatars
mişärlär, mişär tatarları
мишәрләр, мишәр татарлары
Regions with significant populations
 Russia : 622,500 (1897) ~ 1,000,000 (1926)[1]
Mishar dialect of Tatar, Russian
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Kazan Tatars, Kryashens

The Mishar Tatars (self definition: мишәрләр mişärlär, мишәр татарлары mişär tatarları) are a subgroup of the Volga Tatars of Tatars and the indigenous people of the Mordovia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and Chuvashia of Russian Federation, Penza, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Saratovoblasts of Russia and immigrant minority of Finland. The majority of Finnish Tatars are Mishar Tatars. The Mishar Tatar dialect is one of the two Volga Tatar dialects.

They are descendants of Cuman-Kipchak tribes who mixed with the Burtas in the Middle Oka River area and Meschiora.


  1. ^ Р. Г. Мухамедова Татары-мишари. Историко-этнографическое исследование. — М.: «Наука», 1972. (Russian)

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