• PEOPLE NAME: BALKAN GAGAUZI TURKS OF TURKEY

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PEID: 24594

ROP: 103132

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Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkish

Language: Gagauz - (gag)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Orthodox

Country: Turkey

Also found in: Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Russia

Population: 18,500

Global Population: 195,550


PEID: 24594

ROP: 103132

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Balkan Gagauzi Turks of Turkey, numbering 18,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Turkish people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 195,550 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Gagauz. The primary religion practiced by the Balkan Gagauzi Turks is Orthodox Christianity.


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