This language family also includes Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Nogai, Turkish, Turkoman, Tuvinian, Uzbek, and Yakut.
Some of these languages are similar enough that, to some degree, speakers can understand each other.
In 2000, the Kazan’ Kremlin became a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In the 15th century, the Horde broke up into jurisdictions, such as Crimea, Astrakhan, and Kazan’.
Tatarstan and Its Capital, Kazan’ Today about four million people live in the multinational Republic of Tatarstan, located in the far eastern part of European Russia.
Since 1939, Tatar has been written in a form of Cyrillic similar to the Russian Cyrillic.
National Traditions Tatars were once hunters and stock raisers.
In 1236, about 150,000 of his warriors headed toward Europe, which begins west of the Ural Mountains. When the Mongols conquered Russia not long after that, they founded a mixed Mongolian-Turkish state, the western part of which some call the Golden Horde.
Its capital, Sarai Batu, was located on the lower Volga River.
But it is not known how many there really are throughout this vast country.
The Tatar language belongs to the Turkic family of languages.
This old fortress, with its buildings dating back to the 16th century, is the only Tatar fortress in Russia to survive to the present.