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Encyclopedia > Chuvash
Total population: 1,843,300
Significant populations in: Chuvashia:
   907,000 (1989)
Language: Chuvash
Religion: Predominantly Orthodox Christians including Atheist and Muslim minorities.
Related ethnic groups: Altaic

    Bolgar Capital Cheboksary Area - total - % water 81st - 18,300 km² - N/A Population - Total - Density 41st - est. ... Chuvash language [CHOO-vahsh] (, also known as Chuwash, Chovash, Chavash or Çuaş) is a Turkic language spoken west of the Urals in central Russia. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... Altaic is a putative language family which would include 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around central Asia. ... This is the disambiguation page for the terms Turk, Turkey, Turkic, and Turkish. ...

The Chuvash are a bunch of pakis .(Russian: чуваши, Chuvashian: чӑваш) are the people of Chuvashia. Chuvash language [CHOO-vahsh] (, also known as Chuwash, Chovash, Chavash or Çuaş) is a Turkic language spoken west of the Urals in central Russia. ... Capital Cheboksary Area - total - % water 81st - 18,300 km² - N/A Population - Total - Density 41st - est. ...

The population was 1,843,300 in the Soviet Union, according to the census of 1989; 907,000 of these lived in Chuvashia. The remainder live in Tatarstan's Aqsubay, Bua, Nurlat, Täteş, Çirmeşän, Çüpräle rayons, Bashkortostan, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Tyumen, Kemerovo, Orenburg, Moscow oblasts of Russia, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republic of Tatarstan (Russian: Респу́блика Татарста́н or Тата́рия; Tatar: Татарстан Республикасы/Tatarstan Respublikası) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... The Republic of Bashkortostan or Bashkiria (Russian: Респу́блика Башкортоста́н or Башки́рия; Bashkir:) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... Samara Oblast (Сама́рская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... Ulyanovsk (Улья́новск, previously Simbirsk (Симби́рск)) is a city on the Volga River in Russia. ... Tyumen (Тюме́нь) is a city in Russia, administrative center of Tyumen Oblast in the Siberian Federal District . ... Kemerovo (Russian: Кемерово) is an industrial city on the River Tom situated east-northeast of Novosibirsk in Siberia, Russia (55 25N 86 05E). ... Orenburg (Оренбу́рг) is a city on the Ural River and the administrative center of Orenburg Oblast in the Volga Federal District of Russia. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Maskvá  listen) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ... Krasnoyarsk Krai (Красноя́рский край) (2002 pop. ...

They are divided into three groups: Hill Chuvashs (вирьял, тури; viryal, turi) in northern and northeastern Chuvashia; Meadow Chuvashs (анат енчи; anat yenči) in central and southwestern Chuvashia; and Downer Chuvashs (анатри; anatri) in southern Chuvashia and outside of Chuvashia).

They speak the Chuvash language and are Orthodox Christians, with some traditions of pre-Christianity. Knowledge of the Russian and Tatar languages is also high. Chuvash language [CHOO-vahsh] (, also known as Chuwash, Chovash, Chavash or Çuaş) is a Turkic language spoken west of the Urals in central Russia. ... ... Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ...

Some scholars believe a part of the Chuvash people converted to Islam in Middle Ages and merged with the Tatars. Islam (Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Tatars or Tartars is a collective name applied to the Turkic-speaking people of Europe and Asia. ...

They originate from the Volga Bolgars' Suar or Sabir tribe, mixed with local Mari tribes. In the 15th-16th centuries their lands were incorporated into the Khanate of Kazan, and then in 1550 annexed by Russia. From 1708 to 1920, the Chuvash lands were part of the Kazan governorate. Bulgaria, known today as Volga Bulgaria, is a historic state that existed between the 7th and 13th centuries around the confluence of the Volga and Kama Rivers in what is now the Russian Federation. ... The Mari (also known as Cheremis in Russian and Çirmeş in Tatar) are a Volga-Finnic people in the Volga area, the natives of Mari El, Russia. ... Map of Kazan Khanate, early 1500s The Kazan khanate (Tatar: Qazan Xanlığı) (1438-1552) was a Tatar state on the territory of former Volga Bulgaria with capital in Kazan. ... A governorate is a subnational entity. ...

Chuvashs are the third nation in the city of Kazan (1.2%). For the Japanese emperor, see Emperor Kazan of Japan. ...

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Chuvash is a Turkic language with about 2 million speakers in Russia.
It is the official language of the Chuvash Republic, Чăваш Республики, which is also known as the Chuvashia, Чува́шия;, and is also spoken in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan.
Chuvash has been written with a Runic script, the Arabic alphabet, and the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.
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