• PEOPLE NAME: MESKHETIAN TURKS OF KAZAKHSTAN

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PEID: 24299

ROP: 113818

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkish

Language: Turkish - (tur)

Alternate Name(s): Ottomon Turk, Rumelian Turk, Urum, Anatolian, Baharlu Turk

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kazakhstan

Also found in: Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; Denmark; Egypt; France; Germany; Greece; Iraq; Israel; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Macedonia; Netherlands; Norway; Pakistan; Romania; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States;

Population: 97,000

Global Population: 73,279,700


PEID: 24299

ROP: 113818

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 1


Overview: The Meskhetian Turks of Kazakhstan, numbering 97,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Turkish people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 73,279,700 in 31 countries. Their primary language is Turkish. The primary religion practiced by the Meskhetian Turks is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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