The Telengit are one of the oldest Turkic peoples and belong to the southern Altai branch. Official census data estimates the current Telengit population at 2400 people, although by their own estimates that number is closer to 15,000 people. The Kosh-Agach (Ere-Chui) and Ulagan Districts of Altai Republic have the densest Telengit populations.

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