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The Besermyan, Biserman, Besermans or Besermens (Russian: бесермяне, besermyane singular: besermyanin, Udmurt: бесерманъёс, Tatar: Cyrillic бисермәннәр, Latin bisermännär) are a numerically small Finnic people in Russia.
The Besermyan live in the districts of Yukamenskoye, Glazov, Balezino, and Yar in the northwest of Udmurtia. There are ten villages of pure Besermyan ethnicity in Russia, and 41 villages with a partial Besermyan population.
According to one theory, the Besermyan are of Turkic origin, possibly being descendants of the Volga Bolgars. In the 13th century during his travel to Mongolia, papal envoy Plano Carpini claimed that the Besermyan were subjects of the Mongols. Russian chronicles sometimes made mention of the Besermyan but it's uncertain whether the term had the same meaning to denote the group as it was a common derivation of the term "musulman" (Muslim). It is likely that the term had broader usage before it became an ethnonym.
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