1,243,000 in Russian Federation, all users. L1 users: 1,043,000 (2010 census). L2 users: 200,000. Ethnic population: 1,440,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 1,280,000 (as L1: 1,080,000; as L2: 200,000).
Chuvashiya Republic: east of Moscow, near Volga river. About half live in towns.
4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Chuvash Republic (1993, Constitution, Article 68(2)).
Anatri, Viryal. The only extant language in Bolgar branch of Turkic.
Also use Russian [rus].
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].
Christian, traditional religion.