The Volga Tatars or simply referred to as Tatars (Tatar: татарлар, tatarlar) are a Turkic ethnic group native to the Volga-Ural region of Russia. They are subdivided into various subgroups. Volga Tatars are Russia's second-largest ethnicity after the Russians. They compose 53% of the population of Tatarstan and 25% of the population of Bashkortostan. The Volga Tatars are by far the largest group amongst the Tatars.
|c. 6.2 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Predominantly Sunni Islam with Orthodox Christian and irreligious minority|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Bashkirs, Chuvash people and other Turkic peoples|