The Kumandins are an autonomous people of southern Siberia. They reside mainly in the
Altai Republic. Their language is related to the Uighur language, and is Turkic in nature.According to the 1926 census there were 6,335 Kumandins in Russia. In the 2002 census, the number was only 3,114, but possibly the number of the 1926 census also included related peoples.
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