Learn more about Udmurt people
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| Total population
|| 637 000 (2002)746 562(1989)
| Regions with significant populations
|| Russia, Udmurtia
|| Udmurt, Russian, Tatar
|| Russian Orthodoxy, Shamanism <tr>
<th style="background-color:#fee8ab;">Related ethnic groups</th>
<td style="background-color:#fff6d9;">other Finno-Ugric peoples (particularly Permic peoples such as the Komi)</td>
The Udmurts are a people who speak the Udmurt language. Through history they have been known in Russian as Chud Otyatskaya (чудь отяцкая), Otyaks, or Votyaks (most known name), and in Tatar as Ar.
Most Udmurt people live in Udmurtia. Small groups live in the neighboring areas: Kirov Oblast and Perm Krai of Russia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and Mari El.
Udmurt language belongs to Finno-Ugric languages.
The Udmurt population is shrinking, there are about 637,000 of them today, while there were 746,562 in 1989.
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