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Tatar Encyclopaedic Dictionary (Tatar: ; ) is the first encyclopaedic dictionary published in Tatar language about history of Tatarstan and the Tatar people. The publication is produced by Tatar Encyclopedia Institute of the Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences.
...publication of Tatar Encyclopaedic Dictionary is a long-awaited event. This is a materialization of a dream shared by many generations of scientific intelligentsia of our republic, beginning with Qayum Nasiri, ?ihabetdin Märcani, Rizaetdin Fäxretdin... We have finally proved that we are capable of developing and publishing such a wonderful reference.
Tatar Encyclopaedia Institute further started work on developing multi-volume Tatar Encyclopaedia (in Russian - vol.1 in 2002, vol.2 in 2005, vol.3 in 2006, vol.4 in 2008 & vol.5 in 2010: in Tatar - vol.1 in 2008; vol.2 in 2011; vol.3 in 2012), Tatarstan: Illustrated encyclopedia (in Russian, 2013). The responsible editor for the encyclopedia is Gamircan S. Sabircanov.
Tatar Encyclopaedia Institute founding director, TES and Tatar Encyclopaedias founding editor-in-chief M. X. Xäsänov died in 2010.