The self-name of the Shors is tadar kizhi. Their population according to the All-Russian Population Census of 2010 is 12,888 people.

General information
The groups of the historical ancestors of these people were named according to their place of residence: the Chernevye Tatars (living in the chern taiga), Mrastsy (on the Mras/Mrassu river), the Kondomtsy (on the Kondoma river), Verkhotomtsy (on the Tom tiver), or by the clan names: the Abinets, Shors, Kalars, Kargins, etc. The official ethnonym “Shors” began to be used by the Turkic-speaking clans (söök/seok) of the upper reaches of the Tom and its tributaries only by the end of the 1920s.
Surrounding society and the main economic activity of the region of residence

The Kemerovo region – Kuzbass is one of the largest coal mining and coal processing centers in the country. Metallurgy, mining, and mechanical engineering are also active in the region. These industries determine the budget structure, development of the infrastructure, export system, and, to a large extent, the settlement pattern.

Spiritual culture

Despite the apparent abundance of ethnographic data, there has been no serious research into the spiritual culture of the Shors. By the time the data was acquired by ethnographers, most of the Shors’ perceptions about the universe had already been significantly altered due to the active process of Christianization from the second quarter of the 19th century. What makes matters more complicated is significant local differences (possibly the result of the ethnic history of the clans) and the variability of the local worldviews.

Additional materials
Other materials describing everyday life, culture and the history of the people
Interactive atlas of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East