buryat republic of russia

Young Buryat Girl In Traditional Dress

Lake Baikal, Buryatia, Russia

The Buryats (Buryat: Буряад, Buryaad; Mongolian: Буриад/ᠪᠣᠷᠢᠶᠠᠳ/Buriad), numbering approximately 500,000, are the largest indigenous group in Siberia, mainly concentrated in their homeland, the Buryat Republic, a federal subject of Russia. They are the major northern subgroup of the Mongols.