IDEL-URAL (Tatar : Идел-Урал İdel-Ural, Russian :
Идель-Урал) literally VOLGA-URAL is a historical region in
Eastern Europe , in what is today
Russia . The name literally means
Urals in the
Tatar language . The frequently used Russian
variant is Volgo-Uralye (Russian : Волго-Уралье). The term
Idel-Ural is often used to designate 6 republics of
Russia of this
Mari El ,
Udmurtia , especially in Tatar-language literature or in the context
of minority languages.
Idel-Ural is included within the
(Поволжье, Povolzhye). The major religions in the region are
Islam and Orthodox Christianity .
Before being conquered by Tsardom of
Russia in the 16th century, the
region was dominated by native Uralic tribes and a succession of
Turkic empires such as
Volga Bulgaria , the
Khazars , the Golden Horde
Khanate of Kazan .
Privolzhsky (Volga) Federal District
* ^ http://udmurt.info/pdf/library/belykh/belykh-istor.pdf
* ^ map of
Idel-Ural territories with comments
Idel-Ural additional terms
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