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Kazan ethnic communities

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This is an article about ethnic groups in the city of Kazan, Russia. Tatars and Russians The city's population is mainly composed of Tatars (about 48.8 percent) and Russians (about 46.9 percent). Other communities Native Middle-Volgans The city's third primary ethnicity is the Chuvash (1.2%), who speak their own language. Chuvash is a Turkic language, which makes it a sister language to Tatar, but it is the most distinct among all the Turkic languages. The Chuvash are Russian Orthodox with some pre-Christian elements in their religion. Other nations native to the Middle Volga are the Maris (0.3%), Udmurts (0.1%), Mordvas (0.2%) and Bashkirs (0.2%). Some of them speak Tatar, some Russian and others their own languages. Bashkirs are normally Muslims. Others, like the Chuvash, are traditionally Orthodox Christian with some pre-Christian elements in their religion. Some Mari come to Kazan for seasonal work, mostly woodwork and carpentry. They build sum
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