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(Čuvas̲h̲), (native name Čävas̲h̲), a Turkish-speaking people of the Middle Volga, numbering (in 1939), 1,369,000, who form the Soviet Socialist republic of the Čuvas̲h̲ (18,300 square kilometres, 1,095,000 inhabitants in 1956), situated on the southern bank of the Volga, to the west of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Tatars. The Čuvas̲h̲ also inhabit the neighbouring regions: the Autonomous Republics of Tataristān and Bas̲h̲kiria, the oblastʾ s of Ulianovsk, Kuybi̊s̲h̲ev, Saratov, and in Western Siberia.

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Quelquejay, Ch., “Čuwas̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1640>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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