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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 43

Population: 74,515,750

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 74,515,750

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 741,150

Number of countries: 36


Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

Overview: Turkish is a language spoken by more than 50 million people worldwide. Turkish speakers are predominantly found in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, with smaller groups in Iraq, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania. The Turkish people cluster encompasses people groups whose primary language is Turkish, along with peoples speaking Gaugauz or Balkan Gagauz.

Peoples within this cluster: Balkan Gagauz Turk; Cypriot, Turkish; Gagauzi Turk; Meskhetian Turk; Turk

Countries where they are found: Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; Cyprus; Denmark; Egypt; France; Germany; Greece; Iraq; Israel; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Macedonia; Moldova; Netherlands; Norway; Pakistan; Romania; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan


People groups: 43

Population: 74,515,750

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 74,515,750

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 741,150

Number of countries: 36