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Kachinzes, a Tatar people of South Siberia, along the right bank of the Upper Yenisei between the Bielaia-Yussa and Abakan confluences. Since their reduction by the Russians, they have become nominal Christians and monogamists. Formerly great hunters, they are now occupied chiefly with stock-breeding, and own considerable numbers of horses, cattle, and sheep. The Kachinzes are one of the few Siberian tribes who are not dying out, having increased from about 1,000 at the end of the 18th century to over 7,000 in 1890. (Strumpell, Die Katschinzen, in Mittheilungen of the Leipzig Geographical Society, 1875.)