Tozhu Tuvans

Tozhu Tuvans
Тугалар / Тухалар

a Tozhu Tuvan man, Iy (Ий) River, 1897
Total population
(4.442 (2002)[1])
Regions with significant populations
 Russia 1,858[2]
Tuvan, Russian
Tibetan Buddhism ("Lamaism"), Tengrism
Related ethnic groups
Tuvans, Dukhans, Tofalar, Soyots, several other Turkic peoples and Uriankhai Mongols

The Tozhu Tuvans, Tozhu Tuvinians, Todzhan Tuvans or Todzhinians (own name: Тугалар Tugalar or Тухалар Tukhalar; Russian Тувинцы-тоджинцы Tuvincy-todžincy, Тоджинцы Todžincy) are a Turkic subgroup of the Tuvans living in Todzhinsky District of Tuva Republic. The Tozhu Tuvans are reindeer herders.[3]


The language of Tozhu Tuvan people is a subdialect of Eastern (or Northeastern) dialect of Tuvan language.


  1. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  2. Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity (Russian)
  3. Информация о тоджинцах на сайте Совета Федерации РФ


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