Kryashens

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Kryashens
Total population
34,882
Regions with significant populations
 Russia 34,882[1]
Languages
Tatar language, Russian language
Religion
Orthodox Christians
Related ethnic groups
Tatars, Chuvash

Kryashens (Kryashen: кряшенняр,[2] Standard Tatar Cyrillic: керәшен(нәр), Latin: Keräşen(när), [k(e)ræˈʃen(nær)], Russian: кряшены; sometimes called Baptised or Christianized Tatars (Russian: крещёные тата́ры)) is a sub-group of the Volga Tatars, frequently referred as one of the minority ethnic groups in Russian Federation. They are mostly found in Tatarstan and in Udmurtia, Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk Oblast.

Kryashen Tatars are Orthodox Christians and some of them regard themselves as being different from other Tatars even though the most Kryashen dialects differ only slightly from the Central Dialect of the Tatar language.

The 2010 census recorded 34,882 Kryashen in Russia.

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