Teleut (self-designation: telennet, tadar, bayat-pachat) - the Turkic indigenous small-numbered people in Russia, originating from the Turkic-speaking nomadic population of the south of Western Siberia. The language and culture of the Teleuts are closely related to the language and culture of the Altaians.
Modern Teleutes live compactly in the southern districts of the Kemerovo region. According to the results of the 2010 census, 2,643 Teleutes live in Russia (2,520 of them in the Kemerovo Region). Teleutes are predominantly rural residents.