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PEID: 24447

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: Russia

Also found in: Kyrgyzstan; United States

Population: 463,000

Global Population: 465,150

PEID: 24447

ROP: 104628

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Karachay of Russia, numbering 463,000, are Engaged yet 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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