KHAKAS

The Khakas or Khakass (Khakas: Хакас тілі, Xakas tili, Hakas tëlë), are a Turkic indigenous people of Siberia, who live in the republic of Khakassia, Russia. They speak the Khakas language.

The Khakas people account for only about 12% of the total population of the republic. The Khakas people traditionally practiced nomadic herding, agriculture, hunting, and fishing.

Traditional religion is shamanism (Tengrism)
In the 19th century, many Khakas were converted to Orthodoxy (Russian Orthodox Church).

Total population : about 75 000