Indigenous Group Tartar (Also known as: Tatar, Tata’er, Dada, Daden)
Location China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tacheng, Wulumuqi, Yining.
Estimated Population 5,100 (1990, China Census)
Environment Arid
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Paid Labor / Agriculture / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Tatar
Altaic, Turkic, Western, Uralian
Alternate Names: Tartar

Dialects: Middle Tatar (Kazan), Western Tatar (Misher), Eastern Tatar (Siberian Tatar). Eastern Tatar is divided into 3: Tobol-Irtysh, Baraba, and Tom. Tobol-Irtysh is divided into 5: Tyumen, Tobol, Zabolotny, Tevriz, and Tara (Tumasheva). Mixed dialects are: Astrakhan, Kasimov, Tepter, and Ural (Poppe). 43,000 Astrakhan have assimilated to the Middle dialect. Kasim (5,000) is between Middle and Western Tatar. Tepter (300,000) is reported to be between the Tatar and Bashkir languages. Uralic Tatar (110,000) is spoken by the Kerashen Tatar.
Website URLs Ethnologue report of language code: tat
Joshua Project – Peoples by Country Profiles
China Folklore Photographic Association
Asia Harvest
Chinatown Online
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
NGOs China Folklore Photographic Association