Siberian Tatar (сыбыр тел / sıbır tel)

Siberian Tatar is a member of the Kipchak-Nogay branch of the Turkic language family. It is spoken in the Western Siberia region of Russia, particularly in the provinces of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk and Tyumen. In 2012 there were about 101,000 speakers of Siberian Tatar, which is also known as Eastern Tatar, Seber, Sebertatar, Siberian Turkish or Sybyr.

There are thre main dialects of Siberian Tatar: Baraban, Tobol-Irtysh and Tomsk. The Baraban dialect is spoken in Novosibirsk and on the Barabinsk steppe. The Tobol-Irtysh dialect is spoken in the districts of Omsk and Tyumensk along the Irtysh and Tobol rivers. The Tomsk dialect is spoken in the districts of Tomsk, Kemerovsk and Novosibirsk along the Tomi and Ob rivers.

Siberian Tatar was first studied and documented by missionaries at the end of the 18th century. At that time, Siberian Tatar was written with a version of the Arabic script. A way to write the language with the Latin alphabet was developed in the 1920s and used from 1928 to 1938, after which the Cyrillic alphabet was used. A new way to write Siberian Tatar with the Cyrillic alphabet was developed in the year 2000.

Cyrillic alphabet for Siberian Tatar

Cyrillic alphabet for Siberian Tatar

Notes

Latin alphabet for Siberian Tatar

Latin alphabet for Siberian Tatar

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Sample text (We are Siberian Tatars)

Ҡайта тыуғаныңны онотма син,
Себерстан — песнең туған ил,
Олаталар, өннәләр кәпләшкән
Себертатар теле — туған тел.

Поронҡотан килгән ҡан тоғомо,
Себер татарның үс тине пар,
Ницәмә йөс йылны йәшәп килгән
Себер татарның үс теле пар.

Ҡөрмәт итәйек пес йеребесне,
Сөйәйек туған илебесне,
Пулатларны, Йаҡупларны пиргән
Онотмайыҡ пес телебесне.

Кем пелмәйте, әйтәң, үрәнәйек,
Уғыйыҡ, йасайыҡ, йырлайыҡ,
Йерле татар телне үстерәйек,
Тел пелеүцеләрне тыңнайыҡ.

Translation

Don't forget where you were born,
For us, our native land is Siberia
It is given to us by our great-grandfathers.
The language of the Siberian Tatars is our native language,

Our Khan's family comes from ancient times,
Our faith, the Siberian Tatars,
That it's been living for centuries.
We have our own, our native Siberian Tatar language

Let's love our native land,
We will respect our native country.
Bulat and Yakub who gave
Let's not forget our native language.

Let's study who doesn't know,
Let's read, write, sing songs,
And we'll listen to those who know willingly -
Let our language live and bloom in the future.

Source: https://rus4all.ru/sty/20191010/16931/My---sibirskie-tatary.html

Sample text provided by Jin Wei Hii

Sample videos in Siberian Tatar

Links

Information about Siberian Tatar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Tatar_language
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/͡Сибирско-татарский_язык
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/sty/
http://turkic.elegantlexicon.com/lx.php?lx=stt

Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Fuyu Kyrgyz, Gagauz, Ili Turki, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karamanli Turkish, Kazakh, Khakas, Khalaj, Khorasani Turkic, Krymchak, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Lop, Nogai, Old Turkic, Qashqai, Romanian Tatar, Salar, Shor, Siberian Tatar, Soyot, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Western Yugur, Yakut (Sakha)

Languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Aghul, Akhvakh, Akkala Sámi, Aleut, Altay, Alyutor, Andi, Archi, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Avar, Azeri, Bagvalal, Balkar, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bezhta, Bosnian, Botlikh, Budukh, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chamalal, Chechen, Chelkan, Chukchi, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Daur, Dolgan, Dungan, Enets, Erzya, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Interslavic, Itelmen, Juhuri, Kabardian, Kaitag, Kalderash Romani, Kalmyk, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karata, Karelian, Kazakh, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Khinalug, Khorasani Turkic, Khwarshi, Kildin Sámi, Kili, Komi, Koryak, Krymchak, Kryts, Kubachi, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Lithuanian, Ludic, Macedonian, Mansi, Mari, Moksha, Moldovan, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Nogai, Old Church Slavonic, Oroch, Orok, Ossetian, Pontic Greek, Romanian, Rushani, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Selkup, Serbian, Shor, Shughni, Siberian Tatar, Sirenik, Slovio, Soyot, Tabassaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Tatar, Teleut, Ter Sámi, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ubykh, Udege, Udi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Ulch, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Veps, Votic, Wakhi, West Polesian, Xibe, Yaghnobi, Yakut, Yazghulami, Yukaghir (Northern / Tundra), Yukaghir (Southern / Kolyma), Yupik (Central Siberian)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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