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Abaza Abkhaz Adygei Altai Andi-Dido assimilated ASSR Avar Azerbaidzhan Balkar Bashkirs Belorussian Buryat Caucasic language family Central Asia Chechen Cherkess Chuvash Circassian closely related considered a distinct Cossacks Crimean Tatar culturally Cyrillic script Dagestan Dargin dialect Dido distinct ethnic group division Dungan Dzhek Eastern Orthodox Erzya Estonian ETHN ethnographic group Evenk Georgian Ingush Izhmi Kabard Kaitak Kalmyk Karakalpak Karelian Kazakh Khakass Kirgiz Koibal Komi Komi Permyak Koryak Kurds Kypchak l9th cent language belongs Latvian Lezgin linguistically literary language Lithuanian live Mari Mordvinian Moslem in religion Mountain Jew mutually intelligible Nanai Nenets Nganasan Nogai North Caucasus northern Oblast Orthodox in religion Ossetian Ostyak Pamir Permyak population primarily region River Russian Samoyed Selkup Shahdag shamanist-animist Shor Siberia southern Soviet speak a distinct spel Sunni Moslem Tadzhik Teleut territorial Tofalar tribes Turkic Turkmen Turks Tuvinian Udmurt Uigur Ukrainian Uralo-Altaic language family USSR Uzbek Volga western Yakut Yukagir
Page vii - I would like to express my gratitude to a number of people who helped in the preparation of this book.