324,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 339,800. Ethnic population: 637,000, plus 3,100 Besermyan speakers.
Near Ural Mountains, Udmurtia Republic, 1,000 km northeast of Moscow, bounded by Kama and Cheptsa rivers. Also in Kazakhstan.
North Udmurt (Besermyan, Udmurt), South Udmurt (Southwestern Udmurt).
The Besermyan are Udmurt-speaking Tatar. Many children learn the language but only those living in remote rural areas continue to use it actively (2007). Also use Russian [rus].
Christian, traditional religion.