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Tatar speaking countries

Tatar is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 3 countries by a minor part of the population. The Tatar language (native name: татар теле, tatar tele) has its roots in the Turkic language family.

With a share of around 3%, it is most widespread in Russia. A total of about 5.1 million people worldwide speak Tatar as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
RussiaEastern Europeno3.0 %4,334,000
KazakhstanCentral Asiano2.0 %366,000
UzbekistanCentral Asiano1.1 %363,000