• PEOPLE NAME: KARACHAY OF KYRGYZSTAN

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PEID: 24353

ROP: 104628

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Caucasus

Language: Karachay-Balkar - (krc)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Also found in: Russia; United States

Population: 1,700

Global Population: 465,150


PEID: 24353

ROP: 104628

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Karachay of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 1,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Caucasus people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 465,150 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Karachay-Balkar. The primary religion practiced by the Karachay 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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