-Chuvashia and Chuvash Turks
Population: Chuvashia (Russia) and Russia-1,637,094 (2002); Kazakhstan-22,305 (1989); Ukraine-10,593 (2001); Other countries with Chuvash populations are Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, and Moldova.
Religion: Orthodox Christianity with some pre-Christian traditions.
Facts: The Chuvash language is the most distinct out of all Turkic dialects and is believed to be the oldest existing western Turkic dialect; Some believe that they were the central element of the Hun Empire under Atilla; The fifth man in space, Andriyan Nikolayev, was a Chuvash.



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