Native toRussia
EthnicityBaraba Tatars
Native speakers
(8,000 cited 1979)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ELPBaraba Tatar
Baraba Tatar is classified as Severely Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
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Baraba or Baraba Tatar, is spoken by at least 8,000 Baraba Tatars in Siberia. It is a dialect of Siberian Tatar language.[3] While middle aged individuals and the young generation speak Russian and Volga-Ural Tatar languages, Baraba dialect is used by the older generation.[4]


The Arabic script has been historically used to write the language. The Latin script was adopted in 1928 but was replaced with the Cyrillic script in 1938. While standard Volga Tatar is widely taught in local schools, Baraba Tatar is not.[5]

Geographic distribution

Baraba Tatar is spoken mainly in the Novosibirsk Oblast, and to a lesser degree, in Omsk Oblast, in Russia. Standard Volga–Ural Tatar is taught at local Tatar schools.



The consonants of Baraba
Labial Dental Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive Voiceless p t k q
Voiced b d ɡ
Affricate ts
Fricative Voiceless (f) s ʃ x h
Voiced (v) (z) (ʒ) ɣ
Nasal m n ŋ
Lateral l
Trill r
Semivowel Plain j
Labial ɥ w


The vowels of Baraba
Front Central Back
-round +round -round +comp. +round -round +round
High i y ɯ u
Mid e ø ë ø̈ ö o
Low æ ɑ

See also


  1. ^ "The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire". Archived from the original on 15 October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2006.
  2. ^ "Сибирскотатарский язык | Малые языки России". Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  3. ^ Тумашева, Д. Г. (1977). Dialekty sibirskih tatar. Opyt sravnitelʹnogo issledovanija Диалекты сибирских татар. Опыт сравнительного исследования [Dialects of Siberian Tatars. Comparative research experience] (in Russian). Казань.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ Güllüdağ, Nesrin (July 2013). "Baraba Tatarlarının dili üzerine bir inceleme" [A Study on the Language of the Baraba Tatars] (PDF). AVRASYA Uluslararası Arastırmalar Dergisi (in Turkish). 2 (3): 88–128.
  5. ^ "Baraba Tatars". The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire. Archived from the original on 10 May 2000. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  6. ^ Дмитриева, Л. В. (1981). Язык Барабинских Татар (Материалы и Исследования) (in Russian). Leningrad: Академия Наук СССР.