• PEOPLE NAME: MESKHETIAN TURKS OF KYRGYZSTAN

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PEID: 24371

ROP: 113818

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkish

Language: Turkish - (tur)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

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

Population: 41,000

Global Population: 73,911,800


PEID: 24371

ROP: 113818

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Meskhetian Turks of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 41,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Turkish people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 73,911,800 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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