Shor People

Shor by HistoryGirl

Where they live:
Total population:
Language Branch:
Altaic, Turkic, Siberian, Southern Siberian, Yenisei Turkic, Shor
Orthodox Christians shamanism
Related to:
Other names:
Shorians, Shorts, Shortses

Most imformation is paraphrased from:


The Shor people are a small Turkic people living in Kemerovo Oblast in Russia. They are closely related to the nearby Khakas people. The Shor people were form by a long history of interbreeding between the Turkic, Ugric, Samoyedic and Ket-speaking tribes of Siberia. [1] Theyare nicknamed the "Blacksmith Tatars" because they are skilled in the craft. [2] The Shor people enjoy fishing and hunting. There culture is a lot like Altay culture. About 10,000 Shors speak their native language, Shoran.

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Pictures of Shor traditional clothing is very rare. However here are some.

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Music Samples

Rare recordings of Shor songs. Page in Russian.


I believe this is a rare video of a Shor folk performance.
Female throat singing

Shor music and dance from Turkish T.V.