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PEID: 1248

ROP: 105550

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Kyrgyz

Language: Kirghiz - (kir)

Alternate Name(s): Kirghiz, Kara Khirgiz

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: China

Also found in: Afghanistan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan

Population: 183,000

Global Population: 4,719,900

PEID: 1248

ROP: 105550

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Kyrgyz of China, numbering 183,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kyrgyz people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,719,900 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Kirghiz. The primary religion practiced by the Kyrgyz is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.

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