Picture Languages

Tatar speaking countries

Tatar is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in three countries by a minor part of the population.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 3 percent is in Russia. A total of about 5.1 million people worldwide speak Tatar as their mother tongue.
Distribution Tatar

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
RussiaEastern Europeno3.0 %4,303,000
UzbekistanCentral Asiano1.1 %384,000
KazakhstanCentral Asiano2.0 %380,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Tatar as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.