will someone respond to the above - i agree turistak would be tourists
Because this question word acts a bit like an adjective and you can't separate it from the noun that follows.
A bit like how in English, we say "what do you see?" but we don't say "How many do you see cars?" or "How many do cars you see?" but "How many cars do you see?" with the "how many cars" staying together before the "do" comes.