Crimean Tatars as a separate nationalityappeared approximately in the XV century. Prior to this, a variety of tribes and peoples lived on the peninsula, of which this nationality was formed. Now the appearance of the Tatars is not very similar to the one it was 500 years ago. Moreover, people living in different countries and regions are completely different from each other.
Now, after returning to the historical homeland(at the end of the last century they began to return to the Crimea), this people is trying to revive their traditions. But in exile, not only cultural and historical values were lost, but the appearance of the Tatars also changed. "Thoroughbred" representatives of this nation are rather tall people with light (often blond or red) hair, blond eyes and skin. However, mixed with Uzbeks and other representatives of Eastern peoples, many Tatars became swarthy, brown-eyed, with dark hair and a characteristic Asian type of face.
Despite the fact that the Tatar youth somethey do not observe ceremonies and behave more like Europeans, the main traditions (respect for elders, holidays, weddings and some other events) still retain their identity. Of course, the appearance of the Tatars now differs little from the appearance of representatives of other nationalities: no one wears national costumes, women, despite belonging to Islam, allow themselves to use cosmetics, wear frank attire and attend various events alone (which was absolutely unacceptable for several decades backward).
From the geographical point of view, representatives of thispeople are divided into mountain-foothills (tatlar), steppe (nogai) and southern banks (boilies). The appearance of the Tatars also depends on this belonging. So, nogai have more pronounced Asian facial features, dense physique and low growth. Tatlar are more like Slavs - they are light-skinned and tall. As for the boy, they are usually swarthy, but higher than Nogai and Tatlar, they have more pleasant facial features, although they are large. At present, representatives of all three areas are so confused that a clear boundary between them no longer exists.