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The Ten Largest Nationalities in the European Part of the Russian Empire in 1897 (in millions)
Nationalities Size of population
Russians 55.4
Ukrainians 22
Polish 7.9
Belorussians 5.8
Jews 3.8
Tartars 3.8
German 1.8
Bashkirs 1.4
Latvians 1.4
Lithuanians 1.3

  Principal Languages and Religions of the Russian Empire in 1897

Language * Entire population - 100 %
Russian 47 %
Ukrainian 19 %
Belorussian 5 %
Other 29 %

* That is, the language given by the respondents of the 1897 census as their mother tongue. 

Religion Entire population - 100 %
Orthodox 70.8 %
Catholics 8.9 %
Muslims 8.7 %
Other 11.6 %
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