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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.

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

Distribution Tatar

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
RussiaEastern Europeno3.0 %4,323,000
UzbekistanCentral Asiano1.1 %377,000
KazakhstanCentral Asiano2.0 %375,000


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 maybe not listed here.