Baraba Tatars

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Baraba Tatars
Paraba, Baraba, Barama
параба, бараба, барама
Regions with significant populations
 Russia 8,380
Baraba dialect[1] of Siberian Tatar, Russian, Tatar
Sunni Islam, Shamanism[1]

The Baraba Tatars (self definition: Paraba[2]) are a sub-group of Siberian Tatars and the indigenous people of the Ob-Irtysh interfluve.[3] After a strenuous resistance to Russian conquest, and much suffering at a later period from Kyrgyz and Kalmyk raids, they now live by agriculture — either in separate villages or along with Russians. Some of them still speak Baraba dialect of Siberian Tatar language. They traditionally live on the Baraba steppe.


They were first mentioned as a separate ethnic group in the Russian Empire Census in 1897 and First All-Union Census of the Soviet Union in 1926. According to 1897 Census their population was 4,433. In 1926 there were 7,528 Baraba Tatars.

Ethnographers estimated that their population reached 8,380 in 1971.[4]

According to the data of the Institute of Philology of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences there were 8,000 Baraba Tatars in Novosibirsk Oblast in 2012.[5]


Wixman, Ronald. The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook (Armonk: M. E. Shapre, 1984) p. 22


  1. ^ a b Радлов В. В. Из Сибири: Страницы дневника. — М.: Наука. Главная редакция восточной литературы, 1989.— 749 с. ISBN 5-02-017025-9 (Russian)
  2. ^ Güllüdağ, Nesrin 2913. "Baraba Tatarlarının dili üzerine bir inceleme." In AVRASYA Uluslararası Arastırmalar Dergisi 2(3):88-128. Temmuz 2013. (Turkish)
  3. ^ Корусенко, С.Н.; Кулешова, Н.В. (1999). Генеалогия и этническая история барабинских и курдакско-саргатских татар. Новосибирск: Наука. p. 6.  (Russian)
  4. ^ Селезнёв, А.Г. (1994). Барабинские татары: Истоки этноса и культуры. Новосибирск: Наука. p. 6.  (Russian)
  5. ^ "В Новосибирской области осталось два коренных народа". НГС.НОВОСТИ. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2014.  (Russian)

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