a member of a Turkic people living in Tatarstan and various other parts of Russia and Ukraine. They are the descendants of the Tartars who ruled central Asia in the 14th century.
In 1944, on the pretext that they had collaborated with the Germans, Stalin ordered the deportation within a few days of the remaining 200,000 Crimean Tatars to Central Asia.
the Turkic language of the Tatars.
So if Russian patriots are shouting in Tatar and using a French word to describe themselves, I guess jingoism is just fine.