Tatar Nationality in Brief

Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): tǎ tǎ ěr

English Translation1: Tatar

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 3,556, mainly distributed in the area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Spoken and Written Language: The national language belongs to the Turkic group, of the Altaic language. The script system is Arabic alphabet based.  

Religious Belief: The Tatar people believe in Islam.

Traditional Festivals: Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Saban Festival, Gourd Festival and etc.

Traditional Diet: Yubaidia, Yitebailixi, buttered crisp chicken, fruit jam and etc.

Traditional Folk Art: love songs, praise songs, working dance, festival dance, hunting dance and etc.

Traditional Sports: Race, the pole climbing and etc.

Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.

Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.

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